matriphagy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From matri- (mother) +‎ -phagy (to feed on).

Noun[edit]

matriphagy (uncountable)

  1. The condition where organisms feed on their own mother

References[edit]

  • Schneider, J. M. & Y. Lubin (1996) Infanticidal male eresid spiders. Nature. 381:655-656.