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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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(ˌæn θrəˈpɒf ə dʒi)

the eating of human flesh; cannibalism.
[1630–40; < Greek]
an`thro•po•phag′ic (-pəˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk) an`thro•po•phag′i•cal, an`thro•poph′a•gous (-ə gəs) adj.
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anthropophagism, anthropophagy

the consumption of human flesh; cannibalism. — anthropophagous, adj.
See also: Cannibalism
the use of human flesh for food. — anthropophagous, adj.
See also: Food and Nutrition
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anthropophagy - human cannibalism; the eating of human flesh
cannibalism - the practice of eating the flesh of your own kind
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[ˌænθrəʊˈpɒfədʒɪ] Nantropofagia f
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References in classic literature ?
"My word!" returned the Canadian, "I begin to understand the charms of anthropophagy."
Put another way, there will always be anthropophagy. But there are different ways to resolve the questions of who eats whom, and how.
Atlas would like to swallow [Bellow] whole and be him--parricide by anthropophagy."
(15.) Anthropophagy in Moby-Dick has been the subject of several studies, but they lead to radically different conclusions.
The process of "devouring," used metaphorically and borrowed from Brazilian literature, which expresses itself through "anthropophagy," suggests that, read with criteria, imported texts can be used as a stepping-stone to reflect on the good uses of Latin American oral history.(3) At the same time, we advocate the creation of new concepts and mechanisms of study.
At this point, though, his abstention from anthropophagy is the culminating moment of the triumph of a civil morality.
Both studies are, however, strongly influenced by the idea that violence lies at the root of their subject: physical, sacrificial violence in Heesterman's case ("anthropophagy cannot be ruled out" [p.
A few have been killed by park rangers for committing anthropophagy (eating humans).
This isn't exactly anthropophagy, cannibalism, consuming the other animal, but it is a kind of theophagy, a consuming of god or the divine, a commonplace if still curious aspect of most religious experience (i.e., the Eucharist in Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christianity).
But one thing that is most admirable (wherewith I will conclude the first fruit of friendship), which is, that communicating of a man's self to his friends works two contrary effects, for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in halfs."(10) Bacon's calculus of the self, occasioned by the Pythagorean dictum, seeks to avoid a most dangerous case, a 'disease of stoppings and suffocation,' the all destructive anthropophagy. The dreaded anthropophagy here names the heart as the locus of communication and the organ, in and through discursive exchange, that lies at the foundation of a community, of a select collectivity defined by its discursive negotiation with active communication.
Anthropology and Anthropophagy (New York: Oxford UP, 1979); Bernadette Bucher, Icon and Conquest.