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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who eats human flesh; a cannibal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A man-eater, cannibal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man-eater; a cannibal; a person who eats human flesh. Commonly in the plural.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who eats human flesh

Etymologies

Latin anthrōpophagus, from Greek anthrōpophagos, man-eating : anthrōpo-, anthropo- + -phagos, -phagous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin. More rare than the plural anthropophagi. Attested in the 1623 edition of Shakespeare's Othello. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Scientists have even found bones from members of the human lineage bearing tooth marks from this reptile, whose scientific name, Crocodylus anthropophagus, means 'man-eating crocodile.'

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  • Where is the barbarian who would roast a lamb, if it conjured him by an affecting speech not to become at once an assassin, an anthropophagus?

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • I have been worried to know whether this was owing to some innate depravity of disposition on my part, some malignant torturing instinct, which, under different circumstances, might have made a Fijian anthropophagus of me, or to some law of thought for which I was not answerable.

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  • Crocodylus anthropophagus probably waited patiently for prey to come a little too close to the water's edge before snapping its huge jaws on its victims and sealing their doom.

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  • Lou Densmore, interim chairman of the Department of Biology, said Crocodylus anthropophagus appears to have dined on early human ancestors.

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  • "I remember when Chris sent me the first draft, he said 'I think we should name it anthropophagus.

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  • C. anthropophagus show bite marks interpreted as coming from a crocodile, "Brochu said.

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