osteophagia

os·teo·pha·gia -'fā-j(ē-)ə n the eating or chewing of bones by herbivorous animals (as cattle) craving phosphorus

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os·teo·pha·gia (os″te-o-faґje-ə) [osteo- + -phagia] the eating of bone due to a craving for phosphorus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • osteophagia — os·te·o·pha·gia …   English syllables

  • osteophagia — ˌästēōˈfājēə noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from oste + phagia : the eating or chewing of bones by herbivorous animals (as cattle) craving phosphorus …   Useful english dictionary

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