[ sahy-tuh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh ]
/ ˌsaɪ təˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə /

noun Pathology.

abnormal craving for food.


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Origin of sitomania

First recorded in 1880–85; sito- + -mania Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for sitomania

[ sī′tə-mānē-ə, -mānyə ]


An abnormal craving for food.
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