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cannibal

An animal who eats another of the same species. The term has been extended from its original use, which was confined to humans, to include all animals who feed on each other. From Canibales, the Spanish name for the Carib tribe of the West Indies who practised cannibalism.
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Other possible reasons for this cannibalistic behaviour could be for the purposes of taking over another individuals territory or reducing competition of resources for emerging offspring.
All captured individuals were identified, measured, enumerated, and classified as being either typical or cannibalistic morphs.
If animal prey and edible plants were becoming scarce, cannibalistic burial rituals may have been partly inspired by hunger, he says.
Therefore females that exhibit this cannibalistic behavior may genetically transmit it to their progeny.
As both revenger and cook, Titus's cannibalistic recipe "parodies popular therapeutic prescriptions" (53).
Here it is New York--a city absolutely devastated by a terrorist attack which has also left the survivors infected with a virus that drives them to cannibalistic predation.
Cod are naturally cannibalistic and it is therefore no surprise that where cod populations are larger, as is the case in the Barents Sea, that fishers are finding high numbers of juvenile cod in the stomachs offish being cleaned for market.
So while it is a commonplace in interdisciplinary work on cannibalism that in Western culture the cannibal has long been "a figure associated with absolute alterity and used to enforce boundaries between a civilized 'us' and savage 'them'" (Guest 2), to read early Wells is to find that late nineteenth-century British culture was already beginning to question the viability of a tidy separation between normative civilization and cannibalistic savagery.
PFP Director T H Shah said in a statement that the brutal and cannibalistic murder of innocent young boys Mughees and Muneeb in the presence of the crowd of peoples as well as law-enforcing personnel is blot on the Islamic and democratic character of the state of Pakistan.
It's the same format, as Three Finger and his cannibalistic clan of inbred mutants hunt a new group of pretty hikers in the woods.
Every night, he retires to his fortresslike apartment, trying to block out the screams of the Infected - cannibalistic denizens who would tear him limb from limb if they ever knew his whereabouts.
His four Oscar nominations were earned for playing an intensely bottled-up manservant (``The Remains of the Day,'' 1993), the anything-but-relaxed President Nixon (``Nixon,'' 1995), President John Quincy Adams dealing with a bloody slave mutiny (``Amistad,'' 1997) and, of course, the cannibalistic Dr.