pica

  1. a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing
  2. magpies
  3. eating earth or clay or chalk; occurs in some primitive tribes or sometimes in cases of nutritional deficiency

Pica

Abnormal craving to eat unusual things such as chalk, hair or faeces (derives from Latin for magpie)

Pica

Depraved appetite, e.g. the eating of bones or carcasses. May be observed when cattle are fed on a diet deficient in common salt or phosphorous. Care must be taken in the interpretation of pica.

pica

Latin, meaning: jay, magpie.
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Pica

Unit of measure in typesetting. One pica = 1/6 inch.
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pica

A unit of typographic measurement equal to 0.166 inches or 12 points.
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Pica

[n] - magpies
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Pica

A unit of measure in the printing industry. A pica is approximately 0.166 in. There are 12 points to a pica.
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Pica

An old print size that is approximately the same as 12 point. See also: Point Type Face.
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Pica

A unit of measurement equal to twelve (12) points or one sixth (1/6) of an inch. Used by designers and other graphic professionals for its precision.
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Pica

a desire to eat materials that are not food
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Pica

Pica: A craving for something not normally regarded as nutritive. For example, dirt. Pica is a classic clue to iron deficiency in children. It also occurs in zinc deficiency. Pica is also seen as a symptom in several neurobiological disorders, including autism and Tourette's syndrome, and is sometimes seen during pregnancy. Pica is a Latin term for...
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Pica

Unit of measure equalling 1/6 of an inch often used to express line measure or column width.
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Pica

Pi'ca noun [ Latin pica a pie, magpie; in sense 3 probably named from some resemblance to the colors of the magpie. Confer Pie magpie.] 1. (Zoology) The genus that includes the magpies. 2. (Medicine) A vitiated appetite that craves what is unfit for food, as ...
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pica

1. <zoology> The genus that includes the magpies. ... 2. <medicine> A vitiated appetite that craves what is unfit for food, as chalk, ashes, coal, etc.; chthonophagia. ... 3. A service-book. See Pie. ... 4. A size of type next larger than small pica, and smaller than English. ... This line is printed in pica ... Pica is twice the size o...
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Pica

genus Pica noun magpies
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pica

(pi´kә) compulsive eating of nonnutritive substances, such as ice (pagophagia), dirt (geophagia), gravel, flaking paint or plaster, clay, hair (trichophagia), or laundry starch (amylophagia). It is often seen during pregnancy and also occurs in some patients with iron or zinc deficiencies. In children this syndrome, ...
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Pica

• (n.) A service-book. See Pie. • (n.) A vitiated appetite that craves what is unfit for food, as chalk, ashes, coal, etc.; chthonophagia. • (n.) A size of type next larger than small pica, and smaller than English. • (n.) The genus that includes the magpies.
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pica

(from the article `cat, domestic`) Pica—a hunger for nonnutritive substances—may be a symptom of the need for more roughage in the diet or of feline leukemia or other health problems. ...
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pica

pica 1. The genus that includes the magpies. 2. A vitiated appetite that craves what is unfit for food; such as, chalk, ashes, coal, etc. A craving for something not normally regarded as nutritive. For example, dirt. Pica is a classic clue to iron deficiency in children. It also occurs in zinc deficiency. Pica is also seen as a symptom in several...
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Pica

(1) A unit of measurement for type specification and printing which measures width; 6 picas to one inch. (2) A size of type, 12 points.
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Pica

An eating disorder that is characterized by strong cravings of things that are not food. Common foods include coal, chalk, cigarette butts, paper, soil and feces. The symptoms of pica usually persist for more than one month at an age where eating such objects is considered developmentally inappropriate. Researchers believe that pica cravings are .....
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Pica

Pica is a size of print (12 point) giving about six lines to the inch.
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Pica

The pica or tailless hare (Lagomys) is a genus of small rodents related to the hares and rabbits. In appearance picas resemble guinea pigs, being about the same size, without an external tail, and with small ears. The limbs are short and subequal. Typically mountain forms, they are found in the Himalayas, and one species is found in North America a...
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pica

Type: Term Pronunciation: pī′kă, pē′kă Definitions: 1. A perverted appetite for substances not fit as food or of no nutritional value; clay, dried paint, starch, ice.
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