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adelphophagy

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀδελφός (adelphós, brother) and the suffix -φαγία (-phagía), combining form of φαγεῖν (phageîn, to eat) See also suffix -phagy.

NounEdit

adelphophagy (uncountable)

  1. The consumption of one embryo by another in utero; particularly as it relates to certain amphibians, sharks and fishes.

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