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omophagia

[ oh-muh-fey-juh, -jee-uh ]
/ ˌoʊ məˈfeɪ dʒə, -dʒi ə /
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noun
the eating of raw food, especially raw meat.
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Origin of omophagia

1700–10; <New Latin <Greek ōmophagía, equivalent to ōmó(s) raw + -phagia-phagy

OTHER WORDS FROM omophagia

o·mo·phag·ic [oh-muh-faj-ik], /ˌoʊ məˈfædʒ ɪk/, o·moph·a·gous [oh-mof-uh-guhs], /oʊˈmɒf ə gəs/, adjectiveo·moph·a·gist [oh-mof-uh-jist], /oʊˈmɒf ə dʒɪst/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for omophagia

omophagia

omophagy (əʊˈmɒfədʒɪ)

/ (ˌəʊməˈfeɪdʒɪə) /

noun
the eating of raw food, esp meat

Derived forms of omophagia

omophagic (ˌəʊməˈfædʒɪk) or omophagous (əʊˈmɒfəɡəs), adjective

Word Origin for omophagia

C18: via New Latin from Greek ōmophagia, from ōmos raw + -phagia; see -phagy
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