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

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.
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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

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

[typography] A pica (ə) is a typographic unit of measure corresponding to 1/72 of its respective foot, and therefore to 1/6 of an inch. The pica contains 12 point units of measure. The pica originated around 1785, when François-Ambrose "L`éclat" Didot (1730–1804) refined the typographic measures system created by Pierre Simon Fournier
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Pica

[genus] Pica is the genus of two to four species of birds in the family Corvidae in both the New World and the old. They have long tails and have predominantly black and white markings. One species ranges widely from Europe through Asia, one occurs all over North America and the third is restricted to California. They are usually considered
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Pica

[disorder] Pica (ə {respell|PY|kə}) is characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive (such as clay or chalk). For these actions to be considered pica, they must persist for more than one month at an age where eating such objects is considered developmentally inappropriate. There are different variations of pica, as it
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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

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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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