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A human being who eats the flesh of other human beings, or an animal that eats the flesh of others of its own species (conspecifics). cannibalism n. The act or practice of eating flesh of one's own species. cannibalistic adj. [From Spanish Canibales, the word used by the Italian-born navigator Christopher Columbus (1451–1506) for the Carib people of Cuba and Haiti]

Subjects: Psychology.

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