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  1. adelphophagy(Noun)

    The consumption of one embryo by another in utero; particularly as it relates to certain amphibians, sharks and fishes.

  2. Origin: From ἀδελφός and the suffix -φαγία, combining form of φαγεῖν See also suffix -phagy.


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