-phagia


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-phagia

or -phagy
suff.
The eating of a specified substance or eating in a specified manner: dysphagia.

[Greek -phagiā, from phagein, to eat; see bhag- in Indo-European roots.]

-phagy

or -phagia

a combining form meaning “eating,” “feeding on,” esp. as a practice or means of gaining sustenance: anthropophagy; monophagy.
[< Greek -phagia; see -phage, -y3]