The consumption of one embryo by another in utero; particularly as it relates to certain amphibians, sharks and fishes.
Origin: From ἀδελφός and the suffix -φαγία, combining form of φαγεῖν See also suffix -phagy.
The numerical value of adelphophagy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of adelphophagy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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