Polyphagous



[pol-ee-fey-jee-uh, -juh] /ˌpɒl iˈfeɪ dʒi ə, -dʒə/

noun
1.
Pathology. excessive desire to eat.
2.
Zoology. the habit of subsisting on many different kinds of food.
/ˌpɒlɪˈfeɪdʒə/
noun
1.

2.
the habit of certain animals, esp certain insects, of feeding on many different types of food
n.

1690s, “eating to excess,” medical Latin, from Greek polyphagia “excess in eating,” from polyphagos “eating to excess,” from polys “much” (see poly-) + phagein “to eat” (see -phagous). Attested from 1890 in sense “feeding on various kinds of food.” Nativized as polyphagy. Related: Polyphagic; polyphagous.

polyphagia pol·y·pha·gi·a (pŏl’ē-fā’jē-ə, -jə)
n.
Excessive eating; gluttony.

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