omophagia


omophagia
omophagic /oh'meuh faj"ik/, omophagous /oh mof"euh geuhs/, adj.omophagist /oh mof"euh jist/, n.
/oh'meuh fay"jeuh, -jee euh/, n.
the eating of raw food, esp. raw meat.
[1700-10; < NL < Gk omophagía, equiv. to omó(s) raw + -phagia -PHAGY]

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