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oophagous, oophagia, oophagy
1. The habitual eating of eggs; subsisting largely on eggs.
2. The eating of eggs; said of insects whose diet consists largely of eggs.
3. The cannibalization of subordinate eggs within a homogeneous population or the uterus; particularly as it relates to certain insect and aquatic species.
Word Entries at Get Words: “oophagy
Egg cannibalism; the eating by a colony member of her own eggs or those laid by a nest mate.
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