Definition of geophagy
: the practice of eating earthy substances (such as clay) that in humans is performed especially to augment a scanty or mineral-deficient diet or as part of a cultural tradition — compare 1pica
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But a geophagy contract was made and must be enforced: one teaspoonful of dirt goes into your lying stomach by way of mouth.
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Origin and Etymology of geophagy
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1850See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of geophagy
: the practice of eating earthy substances (as clay) that in humans is performed especially to augment a scanty or mineral-deficient diet or as part of a cultural tradition—called also earth eating; compare pica
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