anthropophagy

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

noun

the eating of human flesh; cannibalism.

Origin of anthropophagy

From the Greek word anthrōpophagía, dating back to 1630–40. See anthropo-, -phagy

Related forms

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-guh s] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒf ə gəs/, adjectivean·thro·poph·a·gous·ly, adverb
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