Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Self-devouring.
  • Self-feeding; capable of feeding itself, as a precocial bird: equivalent in application (but not in meaning) to hesthogenous or ptilopædic, and opposed in meaning to heterophagous (which see).

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Examples

  • Rather, it becomes what Wacquant calls "autophagous," provoking

    Concurring Opinions

  • Did Baum think of worlds of this sort as autophagous organisms, like the pig sculpted out of its own reduced fat?

    Hard Road

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