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aerophagia

Pronunciation: ār-ō-fā′jē-ă, -of′ă-jē

Definition: An abnormal swallowing of air as seen in crib biting (so called cribbing) and wind sucking in horses.

Synonym(s): pneumophagia

[aero- + G. phagō, to eat]

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