anthropophagus

an·thro·poph·a·gus (ăn'thrə-pŏfʹə-gəs') n. pl. an·thro·poph·a·gi (-jī')
A person who eats human flesh; a cannibal.
  [Latin anthrōpophagus, from Greek anthrōpophagos, man-eating : anthrōpo-, anthropo- + -phagos, -phagous.]   an'thro·po·phagʹic (-pə-făjʹĭk) or an'thro·pophʹa·gous (-pŏf'ə-gəs) adj. an'thro·pophʹa·gy (-jē) n.

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