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noun can·ni·bal·ism \-bə-ˌliz-əm\

Medical Definition of CANNIBALISM

:  the usually ritualistic eating of human flesh by a human being
:  the eating of the flesh or the eggs of any animal by its own kind
:  the pecking and tearing of the live flesh of its own members in a domestic poultry flock—compare pecking order
:  oral sadism
April 27, 2015
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