cannibalism

noun can·ni·bal·ism \ ˈka-nə-bə-ˌli-zəm \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of cannibalism

1 :the usually ritualistic eating of human flesh by a human being
2 :the eating of the flesh of an animal by another animal of the same kind
3 :an act of cannibalizing something

cannibalistic

play \ˌka-nə-bə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective

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First Known Use of cannibalism

1796


Medical Dictionary

cannibalism

noun can·ni·bal·ism \ -bə-ˌliz-əm \

medical Definition of cannibalism

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


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