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uterine cannibalism
(English) The condition in some sharks where the embryo gets nourishment in the mother's reproductive tract by consuming either younger hatchlings (embryophagy) or unfertilized eggs (oophagy). (See also: uterus, embryo, oophagy)
cannibalisme utérin
(French) Le premier-né se nourrit dans le tractus génital de la mère en dévorant soit les plus jeunes (embryophagie), soit les oeufs non fertilisés (oophagie). (See also: uterus, embryo, oophagy)

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