a combining form meaning “eating,” “devouring” that specified by the initial element, especially as a practice or habit: allotriophagy; anthropophagy.
Words nearby -phagy
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British Dictionary definitions for -phagy
n combining form
indicating an eating or devouringanthropophagy
Word Origin for -phagy
from Greek -phagia; see phago-
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Medical definitions for -phagy
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