necrophagia


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nec·ro·pha·gia

 (nĕk′rə-fā′jə)
n.
The act or practice of feeding on dead bodies or carrion.
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Noun1.necrophagia - feeding on corpses or carrion
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
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As can be inferred, the records previously reported referring to necrophagia or osteophagic activity of termites were related either to animal carcasses or when in humans, solely to archeology.
Here is where Edwards's necropoetics give way to necrophagia.
Cannibalism and necrophagia, while, according to the Kristevian formulation of abjection, evoking the prohibition of a universal drive towards unity--also implied by incest--make reference in a distorted, taboo manner, to communion.