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Phagy or phagia is an ecological or behavioral term that is used to identify particular nutritional systems or feeding behaviors. The suffixes -phagy, -phagous and -phage are used to name different types of phagy or animals that perform it, which include:

Phagy can also be used to name eating in a specified manner, normal or abnormal (for example dysphagia, a dysfunction of deglutition).


The term comes from Greek language phagein, to eat; with Indo-European language roots in bhag.

See alsoEdit

fr:Polyphage


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