cannibalism

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noun can·ni·bal·ism \ˈka-nə-bə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of cannibalism

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

  2. 2 :  the eating of the flesh of an animal by another animal of the same kind

  3. 3 :  an act of cannibalizing something

cannibalistic

play \ˌka-nə-bə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective

1796

First Known Use of cannibalism

1796


Medical Dictionary

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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