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A.Word.A.Day--polyphagia

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polyphagia (pol-ee-FAY-jee-uh) noun

1. Excessive appetite or eating.

2. The habit of feeding on many kinds of food.

[From Modern Latin, from Greek polyphagia, from polyphagos, from poly- (much, many) + phagy (eating).]

"Various diseases, drugs and even stress can cause polyphagia. Your first step should be to have Buster examined by your veterinarian and have the caloric intake calculated." Bernhard Pukay; Various Things Can Make Puppy Eat Like a Pig; The Ottawa Citizen (Canada); Jan 27, 2003.

This week's theme: words related to eating and drinking.

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