Definition of adelphophagy in English:

adelphophagy

(also adelphophagia)

noun

Zoology
  • Zoology. The consumption by a developing embryo or larva of eggs, embryos, or larvae from the same brood.

Origin

Early 20th century (in an earlier sense). From ancient Greek ἀδελϕός brother + -phagy, after French adelphophagie.

Pronunciation:

adelphophagy

/adɛlˈfɒfədʒi/