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anthropophagy

[ an-thruh-pof-uh-jee ]
/ ˌæn θrəˈpɒf ə dʒi /
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noun

the eating of human flesh; cannibalism.

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Origin of anthropophagy

First recorded in 1600–10; from French anthropophagie, from Late Latin anthrōpophagia, from Greek anthrōpophagía; see anthropo-, -phagy
an·thro·po·phag·ic [an-thruh-puh-faj-ik, -fey-jik], /ˌæn θrə pəˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk/, an·thro·po·phag·i·cal, an·thro·poph·a·gous [an-thruh-pof-uh-guhs], /ˌæn θrəˈpɒf ə gəs/, adjectivean·thro·poph·a·gous·ly, adverb
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