anthropophagy

[an-thruh-pof-uh-jee]
noun
the eating of human flesh; cannibalism.

Origin:
1630–40; < Greek anthrōpophagía. See anthropo-, -phagy

anthropophagic [an-thruh-puh-faj-ik, -fey-jik] , anthropophagical, anthropophagous [an-thruh-pof-uh-guhs] , adjective
anthropophagously, adverb
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anthropophagite (ˌænθrəˈpɒfəˌɡaɪt)
 
n
a rare word for cannibal
 
anthropophagy
 
n
 
anthropophagic
 
adj
 
anthro'pophagous
 
adj

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anthropophagy
"cannibalism," from Fr. anthropophagie, from Gk. anthropophagia, from anthropophagos "man-eater," from anthropo- + stem of phagein "to eat" (see -phagous).
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Biologists call this practice anthropophagy to reduce the emotional sting of the word cannibalism.
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