AskDefine | Define hyperphagia

Extensive Definition

Polyphagia is a compound word which literally means "eating too much." It derives from the greek words πολύ (poli) which means "very much", and φαΐ (fai) which means "food".
In medicine, polyphagia (sometimes known as hyperphagia) is a medical sign meaning excessive hunger and abnormally large (poly-) intake of solids by mouth.
hyperphagia in Spanish: Polifagia
hyperphagia in French: Polyphage
hyperphagia in Italian: Iperfagia
hyperphagia in Polish: Hiperfagia
hyperphagia in Portuguese: Polifagia
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