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

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adelphophagy (uncountable)

  1. The consumption of one embryo by another in utero, particularly among certain amphibians, sharks and fishes.

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