From Ancient Greek πόλτος (poltos, “porridge”) and the suffix -φαγία (-phagia), combining form of φαγεῖν (phagein, “to eat”). See also suffix -phagy.
- (rare) The chewing of food long enough to reduce it to the consistency of porridge.
- "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).