The eating of human flesh by human beings.‘The residents of this lush, tropical paradise vehemently denied they had returned to anthropophagy, until the term was explained to them.’
- ‘To this end, the basic taxonomy of cannibalism will first be explained, along with a brief history of anthropophagy in the cultural imagination.’
- ‘This grisly practice is called anthropophagy, and it's not exactly very popular.’
- ‘Early Christians were accused of anthropophagy and sexual abandon long before they did the same to their opponents.’
Early 17th century via French and late Latin from Greek anthrōpophagia, from anthrōpophagos (see anthropophagus).
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