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The eating of human flesh by human beings.
- ‘This grisly practice is called anthropophagy, and it's not exactly very popular.’
- ‘To this end, the basic taxonomy of cannibalism will first be explained, along with a brief history of anthropophagy in the cultural imagination.’
- ‘The residents of this lush, tropical paradise vehemently denied they had returned to anthropophagy, until the term was explained to them.’
- ‘Early Christians were accused of anthropophagy and sexual abandon long before they did the same to their opponents.’
Mid 17th century: from Greek anthrōpophagia, from anthrōpophagos (see anthropophagus).
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