poltophagy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πόλτος (póltos, porridge) and the suffix -φαγία (-phagía), combining form of φαγεῖν (phageîn, to eat). See also suffix -phagy.

Noun[edit]

poltophagy (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The chewing of food long enough to reduce it to the consistency of porridge.

References[edit]

  • "poltophagy" at The Phrontistery: A Dictionary of Obscure Words.
  • "poltophagy" at American Illustrated Medical Dictionary, By William Alexander Newman Dorland, 4th Edition (W.B. Saunders, 1922).