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omophagia

[oh-muh-fey-juh, -jee-uh]
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noun
  1. the eating of raw food, especially raw meat.

Origin of omophagia

1700–10; < New Latin < Greek ōmophagía, equivalent to ōmó(s) raw + -phagia -phagy
Related formso·mo·phag·ic [oh-muh-faj-ik] /ˌoʊ məˈfædʒ ɪk/, o·moph·a·gous [oh-mof-uh-guh s] /oʊˈmɒf ə gəs/, adjectiveo·moph·a·gist [oh-mof-uh-jist] /oʊˈmɒf ə dʒɪst/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for omophagous

omophagia

omophagy (əʊˈmɒfədʒɪ)

noun
  1. the eating of raw food, esp meat
Derived Formsomophagic (ˌəʊməˈfædʒɪk) or omophagous (əʊˈmɒfəɡəs), adjective

Word Origin

C18: via New Latin from Greek ōmophagia, from ōmos raw + -phagia; see -phagy
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Word Origin and History for omophagous

adj.

1857, from omophagia (1706), from Greek, literally "eating raw flesh," from omos "raw" (see omo-) + phagein "to eat" (see -phagous).

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