PRONUNCIATION: (uh-lah-tree-AH-fuh-jee)

MEANING: noun: An abnormal desire to eat things not usually eaten, such as chalk or clay. Also known as pica.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek allotrio- (foreign) -phagy (eating). Earliest documented use: 1845.

ALTO-TRIO-PHAGY - couldn't you just eat up those three low-pitched voices singing...

ALLOT-RIO-PHAGE - a strange type of virus that decides how to divide the Brazilian city

ALLOW RIO PHAGY - the Phagy River is permitted