Definition of polyphagy in US English:

polyphagy

noun

  • 1Medicine= "polyphagia". rare.

  • 2Zoology. The habit of feeding on a variety of different foods; polyphagous character.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Medical and Physical Journal. From poly- + -phagy, after post-classical Latin polyphagia polyphagia. Compare French polyphagie.

Pronunciation

polyphagy

/pəˈlɪfədʒi/