pica

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: pica

1
n
an eating disorder, frequent in children, in which non-nutritional objects are eaten persistently
2
n
a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: pica
1

n an eating disorder, frequent in children, in which non-nutritional objects are eaten persistently

Types:
geophagia, geophagy
eating earth, clay, chalk; occurs in some primitive tribes, sometimes in cases of nutritional deficiency or obsessive behavior
Type of:
eating disorder
a disorder of the normal eating routine
2

n a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing

Synonyms:
em, pica em
Type of:
linear measure, linear unit
a unit of measurement of length
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