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a combining form meaning “eating,” “devouring” that specified by the initial element, especially as a practice or habit:
allotriophagy; anthropophagy.
Also, -phagia.
Origin of -phagy
< Greek -phagia; see -phage, -y3 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -phagy


combining form
indicating an eating or devouring: anthropophagy
Word Origin
from Greek -phagia; see phago-
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-phagy in Medicine

-phagy suff.
Variant of -phagia.

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