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The eating of earthy substances, such as clay or chalk, practiced among various peoples as a custom or for dietary or subsistence reasons.
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geophagism, geophagy, geophagia
the eating of earthy matter, especially clay or chalk. — geophagist, n. — geophagous, adj.See also: Earth
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ge·o·pha·gi·a, geophagism, geophagy
n. geofagia, geofagismo, propensión a comer sustancias terrosas tales como tierra o barro.
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