cannibal

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cannibal

a. a person who eats the flesh of other human beings
b. (as modifier): cannibal tribes
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20] This, and the distinctions made by Beth Conklin between exo- and endocannibalism, [7] makes the issue of funereal endocannibalism in Madagascar worth re-visiting.
This withdrawal of a group into itself through endocannibalism placed fathers [caa] in the position of in-group maternal uncles: instead of transmitting the flesh and blood of themselves and of their daughters to another clan through marriage, they offered these bodily substances to their 'son', the chief.
It is difficult, however, to regard his references to endocannibalism among the Kallatiai and Issedones as mere attempts to render these people savages.
Indeed, nothing less is to be expected from those who practised, among so many other formidable modes of autopoietic self-consummation, mortuary endocannibalism.