-phagy

  1. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for -phagy

-phagy

-phagia

n combining form
  1. indicating an eating or devouringanthropophagy

Word Origin for -phagy

from Greek -phagia; see phago-
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-phagy in Medicine

-phagy

suff.
  1. Variant of-phagia
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