Definition of oophagy in US English:

oophagy

noun

Zoology
  • The eating of eggs; (now especially) the consumption by a developing fetus of ova produced by the mother (notably in some shark species).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Ibis: a quarterly journal of ornithology. From oo- + -phagy, originally after German Oophagie.

Pronunciation

oophagy

/əʊˈɒfədʒi/