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cannibal

noun can·ni·bal \ˈka-nə-bəl\

: a person who eats the flesh of human beings or an animal that eats its own kind

Full Definition of CANNIBAL

:  one that eats the flesh of its own kind

Origin of CANNIBAL

New Latin Canibalis Carib, from Spanish Caníbal, from Taino Caniba, of Cariban origin; akin to Carib kariʔna Carib, person
First Known Use: 1553

cannibal

noun can·ni·bal \ˈkan-ə-bəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CANNIBAL

:  one that eats the flesh of its own kind
cannibal adjective

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