Meaning of adelphophagy in English:

adelphophagy

Pronunciation /adɛlˈfɒfədʒi/

noun

(also adelphophagia)
Zoology
  • The consumption by a developing embryo or larva of eggs, embryos, or larvae from the same brood.

Origin

Early 20th century (in an earlier sense). From ancient Greek ἀδελϕός brother + -phagy, after French adelphophagie.