anthropophagous

adjective
an·​thro·​poph·​a·​gous | \ ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈpä-fə-gəs How to pronounce anthropophagous (audio) \

Definition of anthropophagous

: feeding on human flesh

Other Words from anthropophagous

anthropophagy \ ˌan(t)-​thrə-​ˈpä-​fə-​jē How to pronounce anthropophagous (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of anthropophagous

1703, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anthropophagous

Greek anthrōpophágos "(of humans) eating human flesh, cannibal" (from anthrōpo- anthropo- + -phagos -phagous) + -ous

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“Anthropophagous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anthropophagous. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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anthropophagous

adjective
an·​thro·​poph·​a·​gous | \ ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈpäf-ə-gəs How to pronounce anthropophagous (audio) \

Medical Definition of anthropophagous

: feeding on human flesh

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