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geophagy

ge·oph·a·gy

geophagy

pronunciation:
ji a f ji
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part of speech: noun
definition: the practice of eating earthy matter such as clay or chalk, as during a famine or as a symptom of mental illness.
derivations: geophagous (adj.), geophagism (n.), geophagist (n.)
Word Parts
The word geophagy contains the following parts:
geo Greek root that means earth
synonyms:
terr, terra
 
phag, -phage, -phagy Greek root that means eat