hyperphagia

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

noun Pathology, Psychiatry.


Nearby words

  1. hyperparasite,
  2. hyperparasitism,
  3. hyperparathyroidism,
  4. hyperpepsinia,
  5. hyperperistalsis,
  6. hyperphalangism,
  7. hyperphenylalaninemia,
  8. hyperphonesis,
  9. hyperphoria,
  10. hyperphosphatasemia

Origin of hyperphagia

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

Related formshy·per·phag·ic [hahy-per-faj-ik, -fey-jik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hyperphagic

hyperphagia

/ (ˌhaɪpəˈfeɪdʒɪə) /

noun

psychol compulsive overeating over a prolonged period
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