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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.
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Noun1.anthropophagus - a person who eats human fleshanthropophagus - a person who eats human flesh  
barbarian, savage - a member of an uncivilized people
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The feminine monstrousness is well represented in the Romanian folk mythology by the Muma Padurii (the Mother of the Woods), Iele (Fairies), Zgripturoaica (The Witch with 7 heads, that loves to eat meat, not always anthropophagus, a creature that usually helps the emblematic hero of our fairy tales, Fat-Frumos (Prince Charming), to reach back our world while coming from the underground world), Striga (with an alternative presence as Strigoaica, an ugly witch, with a pale face and a dog tail), Scorpia (shrew), Gheonoaia, Samodiva, Moartea (the Death), Ciuma (the Plague).
Larvicidal effects have been observed with essential oil of Blumea martiniana against Anopheles anthropophagus (Zhu and Tian, 2011a).