Last modified on 20 May 2013, at 19:57

embryophagy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin embryo and the suffix -phagy (to feed on); 1948, word was created to describe the eating behavior of Sandtiger Shark embryos.

NounEdit

embryophagy (uncountable)

  1. The act of one embryo cannibalizing another for food in utero; at present only characterized in some species of sharks.

SynonymsEdit

External linksEdit

Intrauterine Cannibalism in Sharks Google Search