-phagy


a combining form meaning “eating,” “devouring” that specified by the initial element, especially as a practice or habit: allotriophagy; anthropophagy.

Nearby words

  1. -petal,
  2. -pexy,
  3. -phage,
  4. -phagia,
  5. -phagous,
  6. -phane,
  7. -phany,
  8. -phasia,
  9. -phemia,
  10. -phil

Also -phagia.

Origin of -phagy

< Greek -phagia; see -phage, -y3

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British Dictionary definitions for -phagy

-phagy

-phagia

n combining form

indicating an eating or devouringanthropophagy

Word Origin for -phagy

from Greek -phagia; see phago-

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Medicine definitions for -phagy

-phagy

suff.

Variant of-phagia

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