os·​teo·​pha·​gia -ˈfā-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce osteophagia (audio)
: the eating or chewing of bones by herbivorous animals (as cattle) craving phosphorus

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“Osteophagia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/osteophagia. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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