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n. pl. an·thro·poph·a·gi (-jī′)
A person who eats human flesh; a cannibal.

[Latin anthrōpophagus, from Greek anthrōpophagos, man-eating : anthrōpo-, anthropo- + -phagos, -phagous.]

an′thro·po·phag′ic (-pə-făj′ĭk), an′thro·poph′a·gous (-pŏf′ə-gəs) adj.
an′thro·poph′a·gy (-jē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anthropophagous - of or relating to eaters of human fleshanthropophagous - of or relating to eaters of human flesh


[ˌænθrəʊˈpɒfəgəs] ADJantropófago
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