endocannibalism

noun

en·​do·​cannibalism
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: cannibalism of members of one's own family or tribe
contrasted with exocannibalism

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary end- + cannibalism; originally formed as German endokannibalismus

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“Endocannibalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endocannibalism. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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