ChthonophagiaChthon`o*pha"gi*a\, Chthonophagy \Chtho*noph"a*gy\, n. [NL. chthonophagia; Gr. ?, ?, earth + ? to eat.] A disease characterized by an irresistible desire to eat earth, observed in some parts of the southern United States, the West Indies, etc.
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