Geophagy meaning

jē-ŏf'ə-jē
The eating of earthy substances, such as clay or chalk, practiced among various peoples as a custom or for dietary or subsistence reasons.
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The eating of earth to make up for lack of food, as in famine areas.
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The eating of earthy substances, such as clay or chalk, practiced among various peoples as a custom or for dietary or subsistence reasons.
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The practice of eating earthy substances such as clay and chalk, often thought to augment a mineral-deficient diet.
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Origin of geophagy

  • From geo- (earth) and the suffix -phagy (to feed on)
    From Wiktionary