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poltophagy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek πόλτος (póltos, porridge) and the suffix -φαγία (-phagía), combining form of φαγεῖν (phageîn, to eat). See also suffix -phagy.

NounEdit

poltophagy (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The chewing of food long enough to reduce it to the consistency of porridge.

ReferencesEdit

  • "poltophagy" at The Phrontistery: A Dictionary of Obscure Words.
  • "poltophagy" at American Illustrated Medical Dictionary, By William Alexander Newman Dorland, 4th Edition (W.B. Saunders, 1922).