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cannibalism

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noun can·ni·bal·ism \-bə-ˌliz-əm\

Medical Definition of cannibalism

  1. 1:  the usually ritualistic eating of human flesh by a human being

  2. 2:  the eating of the flesh or the eggs of any animal by its own kind

  3. 3:  the pecking and tearing of the live flesh of its own members in a domestic poultry flock—compare pecking order

  4. 4:  oral sadism





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