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Medical Term:

mariposia

Pronunciation: mar'i-po'ze-a

Definition: rarely used term for abnormal consumption of sea water as a result of psychogenic factors.

Synonym(s): thalassoposia

[L. mare, the sea, + G. posis, drinking]

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