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hyperphagia

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noun hy·per·pha·gia \-ˈfā-j(ē-)ə\

Definition of hyperphagia

  1. :  abnormally increased appetite for consumption of food frequently associated with injury to the hypothalamus

hyperphagic play \-ˈfa-jik\ adjective


Origin of hyperphagia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1941


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hyperphagia

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noun hy·per·pha·gia \-ˈfā-j(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of hyperphagia

  1. :  abnormally increased appetite for food frequently associated with injury to the hypothalamus—compare polyphagia

hyperphagic \-ˈfaj-ik\play adjective



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