Compulsive and repeated ingestion of ice; sometimes associated with iron-deficiency anemia. [G. pagos, frost, + phago, to eat]

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pa·go·pha·gia .pā-gə-'fā-j(ē-)ə n the compulsive eating of ice that is a common symptom of a lack of iron

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pa·go·pha·gia (pa″go-faґje-ə) [Gr. pagos frost + -phagia] the ingestion of extraordinary amounts of ice, a type of pica often related to iron deficiency.

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