geophagia vs geophagy what difference

what is difference between geophagia and geophagy

English

Etymology

geo- +‎ -phagia

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʒiəˈfeɪdʒəˌ/, /dʒiəˈfeɪdʒiəˌ/

Noun

geophagia (uncountable)

  1. Consumption of clay, chalk or dirt.

Synonyms

  • pica

Related terms

  • chthonophagia, chthonophagy
  • geophagy


English

Etymology

From geo- +‎ -phagy.

Noun

geophagy (uncountable)

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

See also

  • pica

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