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[pol-ee-fey-jee-uh, -juh]


1. Refers to excessive hunger or increased appetite.(

2. (Zoology) The eating of many different types of food.

Syn: Hyperphagia

Word origin: Medical Latin, from Greek polyphagia “excess in eating,” from polyphagos “eating to excess,” from polys “much” + phagein “to eat.”

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