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Synonyms for cannibal

a person who eats human flesh

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High conspecific density is often reported as an explanation for cannibalistic behavior in herbivorous insects (Richardson et al, 2010).
Bello said, "The sequence of modifications performed on this bone suggests that the engraving was a purposeful component of the cannibalistic practice, rich in symbolic connotations.
The post Former finance minister accuses government of 'cannibalistic attitude to economic policy appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
The Windigo (or Wetigo as it is called in Alberta) was a spiritual creature among the Woodland tribes that could turn a person into a cannibalistic savage with a heart of ice.
Taken together, these discoveries point to some type of cannibalistic practice related to treatment of the dead, the scientists conclude.
Further, cannibalism plays a role in improving the skeletal conditions for females at weaning; the cannibalistic females improve the mineral content of their femurs by reducing the overall demand of suckling (HOOD, 2012) and thiamine deficiency may induce perinatal killing responses (BA, 2013).
"Who else should Bakiyev kill to make Belarusian authorities finally see bestial and cannibalistic nature of this crime family?
Colin told us: "The Outbreak is about a small group of people trying to escape from Glasgow after a mutated rabies virus turns most of its population into cannibalistic killers.
Suarez is a highly paid professional and with the status that he enjoys comes a set of caveats that must be stringently imposed every time he goes astray -- history shows that he is no stranger to controversy, or exhibiting cannibalistic tendencies on the football pitch.
With folktales as emblematic of the first stage that revises the cannibal imaginary, Caribbean cultural production upsets the association of Europeans with civilization by depicting them as cannibalistic. Rather than reversing the pathology equation, the second phase reclaims the image of the cannibal as a productive metaphor for outlining the unique relationship of the Caribbean to European culture.
Both sexes will also greedily devour the young larvae, and it is probably this cannibalistic trait that prompts the female to lay her eggs singly, folded in leaves of waterplants, and the denser these are the better suited for her purpose, as the eggs are better hidden, and greater opportunities for escape are afforded to the newly-hatched larvae.
A plague has been cast upon the Earth, turning people into animal-like, cannibalistic beings.
Kuhns is betraying his own aversion to the cannibalistic interpretation, and is careful to dispel this idea in his readers.