-phagy

-phagy

a combining form meaning “eating,” “devouring” that specified by the initial element, especially as a practice or habit: allotriophagy; anthropophagy.
Also, -phagia.


Origin:
< Greek -phagia; see -phage, -y3

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-phagy or -phagia
 
n combining form
indicating an eating or devouring: anthropophagy
 
[from Greek -phagia; see phago-]
 
-phagia or -phagia
 
n combining form
 
[from Greek -phagia; see phago-]

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-phagy suff.
Variant of -phagia.

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