polyphagia

noun
poly·​pha·​gia | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈfā-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce polyphagia (audio) \

Definition of polyphagia

: excessive appetite or eating

First Known Use of polyphagia

circa 1693, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polyphagia

Greek polyphagia, from polyphagos

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The first known use of polyphagia was circa 1693

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“Polyphagia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyphagia. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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polyphagia

noun
poly·​pha·​gia | \ -ˈfā-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce polyphagia (audio) \

Medical Definition of polyphagia

: excessive appetite or eating — compare hyperphagia

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