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chthonophagia


chthonophagia


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chthonophagia  \Chthon`o*pha"gi*a\,  Chthonophagy 
  \Chtho*noph"a*gy\,  n.  [NL.  chthonophagia;  Gr  ?,  ?,  earth  +  ?  to 
  eat.] 
  A  disease  characterized  by  an  irresistible  desire  to  eat 
  earth,  observed  in  some  parts  of  the  southern  United  States, 
  the  West  Indies,  etc