Definition of Pica

1. Noun. An eating disorder, frequent in children, in which non-nutritional objects are eaten persistently.

Specialized synonyms: Geophagia, Geophagy
Generic synonyms: Eating Disorder



2. Noun. A linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing.
Exact synonyms: Em, Pica Em
Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit
Group relationships: In, Inch
Terms within: Point, En, Nut

3. Noun. Magpies.
Exact synonyms: Genus Pica
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Corvidae, Family Corvidae
Member holonyms: Magpie

Definition of Pica

1. n. The genus that includes the magpies.

Definition of Pica

1. Noun. A vitiated appetite that craves what is unfit for food, as chalk, ashes, coal, etc.; chthonophagia. ¹

2. Noun. (typography uncountable) A size of type. ¹

3. Noun. (typography countable) A unit of measure equivalent to 12 points. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pica

1. a craving for unnatural food [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pica

1. 1. The genus that includes the magpies. 2. 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 of nonpareil, and is used as a standard of measurement in casting leads, cutting rules, etc, and also as a standard by which to designate several larger kinds of type, as double pica, two-line pica, four-line pica, and the like. Small pica, a size of type next larger than long primer, and smaller than pica. This line is printed in small pica Origin: L. Pica a pie, magpie; in sense 3 prob. Named from some resemblance to the colours of the magpie. Cf. Pie magpie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pica

piazze
piazzian
pibal
pibals
pibble
pibbles
pibcorn
pibcorns
piberaline
pibgorn
piblokto
pibloktoq
pibroch
pibrochs
pic
pica (current term)
pica-pica
pica em
picacho
picachos
picadillo
picadillos
picador
picadores
picadors
pical
picalilli
picalillis
picamar
picamars

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