polyphagia

noun

poly·​pha·​gia ˌpä-lē-ˈfā-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce polyphagia (audio)
: excessive appetite or eating

Word History

Etymology

Greek polyphagia, from polyphagos

First Known Use

circa 1693, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polyphagia was circa 1693

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Cite this Entry

“Polyphagia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyphagia. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

polyphagia

noun
poly·​pha·​gia -ˈfā-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce polyphagia (audio)
: excessive appetite or eating compare hyperphagia

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