geophagia definition

  • noun:
    • Consumption of clay, chalk or soil.
    • consuming earth, clay, chalk; takes place in a few primitive tribes, sometimes in cases of health deficiency or obsessive behavior
    • usage of clay, chalk or soil.
    • eating earth, clay, chalk; occurs in a few ancient tribes, occasionally in situations of nutritional deficiency or obsessive behavior
    • usage of clay, chalk or soil.
    • eating earth, clay, chalk; takes place in a few ancient tribes, sometimes in instances of health deficiency or obsessive behavior
    • use of clay, chalk or dust.
    • eating earth, clay, chalk; happens in certain ancient tribes, often in instances of nutritional deficiency or obsessive behavior

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