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omophagia

[oh-muh-fey-juh, -jee-uh] /ˌoʊ məˈfeɪ dʒə, -dʒi ə/
noun
1.
the eating of raw food, especially raw meat.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < New Latin < Greek ōmophagía, equivalent to ōmó(s) raw + -phagia -phagy
Related forms
omophagic
[oh-muh-faj-ik] /ˌoʊ məˈfædʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
omophagous
[oh-mof-uh-guh s] /oʊˈmɒf ə gəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
omophagist
[oh-mof-uh-jist] /oʊˈmɒf ə dʒɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for omophagia

omophagia

/ˌəʊməˈfeɪdʒɪə/
noun
1.
the eating of raw food, esp meat
Derived Forms
omophagic (ˌəʊməˈfædʒɪk), omophagous (əʊˈmɒfəɡəs) adjective
Word Origin
C18: via New Latin from Greek ōmophagia, from ōmos raw + -phagia; see -phagy
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