necrophagy


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necrophagy

the practice of feeding on carrion. — necrophage, n. — necrophagous, adj.
See also: Corpses
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Noun1.necrophagy - feeding on corpses or carrion
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
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The third chapter makes a case for canine necrophagy as a disturbing characteristic in Greek thought that inverts the relations: Man can not only be the food provider but also food for a dog.
Necrophagy of a nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) by tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier)
In the Middle Ages, hyenas were common figures of sexual aberration, very often depicted in close proximity to images of necrophagy.
However, other important aspects should be pointed out, namely, the "connection" between the dead and the living, the belief that the dead were eagerly waiting to return to the world of the living--a thing that implied the existence of a new "body"--and the appearance of certain deviant acts such as necrophagy, necrosadism, necrophilia.
macellaria include necrophagy and ingestion of body exudates and urban food residues (Laake et al.