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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Variant of -phagia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix Forming nouns with the sense of ‘feeding on, consumption of’.
  • suffix Forming nouns with the sense of eating in a specified manner, normal or abnormal.


From Ancient Greek -φαγία, combining form of φαγεῖν (phagein, "to eat"), infinitive aorist of ἐσθίω (esthiō, "I eat"). (Wiktionary)


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