-phage, -phagia, -phagy

-phage, -phagia, -phagy
Eating, devouring. [G. phago, to eat]

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  • -phagy — comb. form the eating of (specified food) (ichthyophagy). Etymology: Gk phagia (as PHAGOUS) * * * fəjē, ji noun combining form ( es) Etymology: Greek phagia, from phagein to eat + ia y more at baksheesh : eating of a ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • -phagy — a combining form meaning eating, devouring that specified by the initial element, esp. as a practice or habit: allotriophagy; anthropophagy. Also, phagia. [ < Gk phagia; see PHAGE, Y3] * * * …   Universalium

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  • List of medical roots, suffixes and prefixes — This is a list of roots, suffixes, and prefixes used in medical terminology, their meanings, and their etymology. There are a few rules when using medical roots. Firstly, prefixes and suffixes, primarily in Greek, but also in Latin, have a… …   Wikipedia

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