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pol·y·pha·gi·a

 (pŏl′ē-fā′jē-ə, -jə) or po·lyph·a·gy (pə-lĭf′ə-jē)
n.
1. An excessive or pathological desire to eat.
2. Zoology The habit of feeding on many different kinds of food.

pol′y·pha′gi·an adj.

polyphagia

(ˌpɒlɪˈfeɪdʒə)
n
1. (Pathology)
a. an abnormal desire to consume excessive amounts of food, esp as the result of a neurological disorder
b. an insatiable appetite
2. (Zoology) the habit of certain animals, esp certain insects, of feeding on many different types of food
[C17: New Latin, from Greek, from poluphagos eating much; see poly-, -phagy]
polyphagous adj

pol•y•pha•gi•a

(ˌpɒl iˈfeɪ dʒi ə, -dʒə)

n.
excessive desire to eat.
[1685–95; < New Latin < Greek polyphagía; see poly-, -phagy]
pol`y•pha′gi•an, n., adj.
po•lyph•a•gist (pəˈlɪf ə dʒɪst) n.
po•lyph′a•gous (-gəs) pol`y•phag′ic (-ˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk) adj.

polyphagia, polyphagy

1. a desire for all kinds of food.
2. Med. excessive or gluttonous consumption of food. — polyphagian, n.polyphagic, polyphagous, adj.
See also: Food and Nutrition
Pathology. excessive appetite or excessive eating.
See also: Disease and Illness
the tendency to eat a wide variety of food. — polyphagist, n.polyphagic, adj.
See also: Biology
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