geophagy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From geo- (earth) and the suffix -phagy (to feed on)

Noun[edit]

geophagy (plural geophagies)

  1. The practice of eating earthy substances such as clay and chalk, often thought to augment a mineral-deficient diet.

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