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

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

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

(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

(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

(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] - magpies
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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

genus Pica noun magpies
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Pica

[disorder] Pica (ə {respell|PY|kə}) is characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive, such as ice, clay, chalk, soil, or sand. According to DSM-IV criteria, 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,...
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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 in western North America and the third is restricted to California. They are usually consider...
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Pica

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

A craving to eat nonfood items, such as dirt, paint chips, and clay. Some children exhibit pica-rela
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Pica

a desire to eat materials that are not food
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Pica

A typographic unit of measure corresponding to 1/72nd of its respective foot, and therefore to 1/6th of an inch. The pica contains 12 points. The standard in contemporary printing (home computers and printers) is the computer pica (1/72nd of the Anglo-Saxon compromise foot of 1959, i.e. 4.233mm or 0.166in). At 100% zoom one computer pica correspond...
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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

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 unit of typographic measurement equal to 0.166 inches or 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

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

craving to eat dust
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Pica

Eating of non-food items such as wool and fabrics. This is believed to be an inherited condition, mainly affecting Siamese and Siamese crosses, as well as other breeds.
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pica

jay, magpie.
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