Definition of placentophagy in US English:

placentophagy

noun

  • The eating of a placenta, especially by a mother after giving birth.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From placenta + -o- + -phagy.

Pronunciation

placentophagy

/ˌplas(ə)nˈtɒfədʒi/