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pica

Pathol an abnormal craving to ingest substances such as clay, dirt, or hair, sometimes occurring during pregnancy, in persons with chlorosis, etc.

pica

[′pī·kə]
(graphic arts)
A printer's unit of measurement, 0.166044 inch (approximately ⅙ inch) and equal to 12 points.
(medicine)
Craving for substances not normally used as food; an abnormal appetite; sometimes seen in hysterical patients or during pregnancy.

pica

(1) In word processing, a monospaced font that prints 10 characters per inch.

(2) In typography, about 1/6th of an inch (0.166") or 12 points.
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Medics see severe pica as a symptom of something else.
The study's overall findings underscore the importance of paying close attention to key indicators of iron deficiency anemia, including low mean corpuscular volume and various forms of pica syndrome.
The consumption of a variety of nonfood items is termed as pica (Table I).
In some cases, pica has been linked to the need to increase mineral or vitamin deficiencies in the body.
Pica and food craving in adult patients with iron deficiency in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Sample said: "The children were very interested in Pica and the idea of the Church working in partnership with other community organisations.
Pica is an eating disorder characterized by the ingestion of inappropriate items.
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Highly pathogenic avian influenza was diagnosed in the 3 dead magpies (Pica pica sericea) submitted to the National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service.
Before I left to be an exchange student in Costa Pica in February of my junior year, I had never been apart from my parents for more than a week.
We are so pleased to be a part of the continuing revitalization of the Downtown area through the recapitalization of 110 Williams Street," said Vincent Pica, Chief Executive, Longwing.