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anthropophagy

Line breaks: an¦thro|poph¦agy
Pronunciation: /ˌanθrəˈpɒfədʒi
 
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Definition of anthropophagy in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The eating of human flesh by human beings.
Example sentences
  • The residents of this lush, tropical paradise vehemently denied they had returned to anthropophagy, until the term was explained to them.
  • To this end, the basic taxonomy of cannibalism will first be explained, along with a brief history of anthropophagy in the cultural imagination.
  • This grisly practice is called anthropophagy, and it's not exactly very popular.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Greek anthrōpophagia, from anthrōpophagos (see anthropophagus).

Derivatives

anthropophagous

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The giant clam is not anthropophagous, nor indeed carnivorous.
  • This anthropophagous king will haunt our children's imaginations.

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