allotriophagy

noun

al·​lot·​ri·​oph·​a·​gy
əˌlä‧trēˈäfəjē
variants or less commonly allotriophagia
-ə¦fāj(ē)ə
plural allotriophagies also allotriophagias
medicine
: pica

Word History

Etymology

allotriophagy from German allotriophagie, from Greek allotrio- + German -phagie -phagy; allotriophagia, New Latin, from German allotriophagie

First Known Use

circa 1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allotriophagy was circa 1845

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“Allotriophagy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allotriophagy. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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