pagophagia

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pag·o·pha·gia

 (păg′ə-fā′jə)
n.
A craving to eat ice, often associated with anemia resulting from iron deficiency.

[Greek pagos, stiff mass, frost (from pēnunai, pag-, to stick, stiffen; see pag- in Indo-European roots) + -phagia.]
Translations
pagophagie
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