pica


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Synonyms for pica

an eating disorder, frequent in children, in which non-nutritional objects are eaten persistently

a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing

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Helix is among a growing number of medical device companies in recent years to set up shop in Costa Pica, a country that virtually was unknown to device firms when Baxter International opened a manufacturing plant in Cartago 23 years ago.
In January 2006, NASA's Stardust sample return capsule, equipped with a PICA heat shield, set the record for the fastest reentry speed of a spacecraft into Earth's atmosphere - experiencing 12.
But, so far, the three men behind Pica Pica say they have had more luck.
An industry veteran, Pica will draw on his experiences, sharing a wealth of knowledge with IT service providers seeking to start or grow their managed services practice.
In a meeting in Tehran on Sunday, Afkham and Pica stressed the need for both Tehran and Rome to do their best to utilize each and every capacity and potential to broaden media ties.
Along with a presence now in San Jose and Costa Pica, TechDevice also has manufacturing facilities in Boston, Mass.
The concept revolves around pica pica or shared plates which to my Indian palate seemed like a happy go-to option, but I was also concerned about the portion size as there is nothing worse than going home hungry after an expensive meal.
Zach's autism is combined with an extreme form of an eating disorder called pica.
Pica Pica cocktail bar, in Westgate Street in the city centre, has created the Diamond Lady cocktail in celebration of the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.
Zach Tahir, five, has a condition called Pica which means he cannot distinguish between food and inedible objects.
In addition, 57% demonstrated symptoms of pica syndrome - a craving for and compulsive eating of non-food substances such as ice and starch.
Glomski is a professor of pathology and anatomical science at the University of Buffalo and Pica is a professor of biology at the University of Naples, Italy.
Pica is an eating disorder typically defined as the persistent ingestion of nonnutritive substances.
Magpies of the genus Pica are permanent residents throughout much of the northern hemisphere and are among the most studied bird species (Birkhead 1991, Trost 1999).
The council's Streetcare team and Amgen Cymru have taken the initiative and launched a mattress recycling service at Bryn Pica landfill site, with the aim of converting a waste problem into recyclable materials.