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cannibalism

Nutrition
The eating of the flesh of one human by another.

Pathology
A term of art used in cytology for the partial or complete engulfing of one malignant cell by another, a not-uncommon finding in adenocarcinomas in pleural and peritoneal effusions.

Cannibalism
Symbolic
Surrogate flesh (e.g., bread wafers), is consumed to symbolise unification with a higher power; as in the sacrament Eucharist, in which Christ’s body is seen as imbued in the wafer distributed by the celebrant.

Although not known as cannibalism, the “eating” of the body of Christ, as practised by Christians, derives from certain practices by the ancient Greeks in which blood or body parts from priests were consumed; the sacrament of the Eucharist is believed by some to originate in eucharistia, Greek for gratitude.

Dietary/gastronomic
Eating of people for food.

Ritualistic
Actual flesh is consumed, divided into: 
• Endo-cannibalism—Consumption of a blood relative, respected and loved in life (see Morbid affection);
• Exo-cannibalism—flesh of those outside of one’s tribe, the typically fallen warriors, medicine men and virgins, were eaten to gain, respectively, bravery, wisdom and purity.
 
Necessity
Survival cannibalism.

cannibalism

(kan'i-bal-izm?)
The human consumption of human flesh.
See: kuru

cannibalism

The act or practice of eating the flesh of members of the same species.

cannibalism

the eating of flesh of living members of the same or similar species. It is common only in pigs and chickens and is due partly to boredom because of the confined space in which the animals are kept. See also infantophagia.
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Louis, (7) Utopian Cannibal: Adventures in Reverse Anthropology--, Chagoya problematiza los constructos nacionalistas y etnocentricos, burlandose tanto de los prejuicios coloniales en torno al canibal como de iconos occidentales relacionados con estos y sustituyendo la parrilla por el simbolo de la sapiencia gracias a un reciclaje cultural singular.
En otros casos existia un proceso de sintesis simbolica, tal como en la danza canibal de los kwakiutl, en la cual los deseos canibales estaban supeditados a un poder que debia integrarse a la personalidad del individuo.
El trabajo de recoleccion de imagenes para ensamblar el corpus visual de este libro es exhaustivo, porque ademas de aportar una completa imagen sobre el salvaje y el canibal, aboca el problema metodologico de como analizar imagenes con una funcion historica.
Gwen Bergner senala que el lugar del Caribe donde permanece la fantasia del canibal con mas fuerza es Haiti.
En la conquista de Mexico el mito del canibal se hace realidad: son varios los cronistas que manifiestan su admiracion ante la desnudez y brutalidad de los aborigenes.
El canibal, indio, mestizo, mulato, negro son actores de dicha realidad.
Reservar a pulsao canibal a cultura brasileira torna-se suspeito.
Atonitos al avistar, sorprendidos al introducirse en territorio y finalmente horrorizados ante la idea de ese otro como el peligro canibal, los conquistadores construyen un tercer referente; un referente que a pesar de partir de un estudio natural, se convierte en la experiencia del temor y la justificacion de la guerra.
Taken into her customary frontrunning position in the 1m2f contest by Soumillon, Stacelita was given an easy lead by her rivals and was never headed as she accelerated to take the event by one and a half lengths from fastfinishing Court Canibal.
No lado direito da xilogravura aparece o interior de uma cabana, onde outro canibal com cabeca de cachorro devora partes de um corpo.
8 g) en el mes de abril, la presencia de peces de su misma especie en su estomago denota comportamiento canibal, caso que no habia sido reportado hasta el momento.