anthropophagous

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Etymology[edit]

anthropo- +‎ -phagous

Adjective[edit]

anthropophagous (not comparable)

  1. Who practices anthropophagy; cannibal.
    an antropophagous tribe
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      The bullet struck her in the back and killed her, and to this day I am glad that it did, for, as it afterwards transpired, she had availed herself of the anthropophagous customs of the Amahagger to organise the whole thing in revenge of the slight put upon her by Job.
    • 1983, Richard Ellis, The Book of Sharks, Knopf, →ISBN, page 16:
      Man-eating lions, tigers, and crocodiles have been extensively treated in historical and fictional literature, and elaborate attempts have been made to halt their anthropophagous habits.

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