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variant of -phagy.
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British Dictionary definitions for -phagia


combining form
indicating an eating or devouring: anthropophagy
Word Origin
from Greek -phagia; see phago-
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-phagia in Medicine

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

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