hyperphagia

[ hahy-per-fey-jee-uh, -juh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈfeɪ dʒi ə, -dʒə /

noun Pathology, Psychiatry.

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Origin of hyperphagia

First recorded in 1940–45; hyper- + -phagia

OTHER WORDS FROM hyperphagia

hy·per·phag·ic [hahy-per-faj-ik, -fey-jik], /ˌhaɪ pərˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperphagia

hyperphagia
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈfeɪdʒɪə) /

noun

psychol compulsive overeating over a prolonged period
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Medical definitions for hyperphagia

hyperphagia
[ hī′pər-fājə ]

n.

Abnormally increased appetite for and consumption of food, thought to be associated with a lesion or injury in the hypothalamus.
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