autocannibalism

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Greek: autos: self

Spanish: Caníbal (plural: Caníbales): the name given by Christopher Columbus to the Caribs of Cuba and Haiti who allegedly ate human flesh.

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autocannibalism (uncountable)

  1. The eating of part of one's own body.
    god damn it babies, you've got to involuntarily practice some degree of autocannibalism - alt text for Dinosaur Comics, February 15, 2012, [1]

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