lycanthropy(redirected from Lycanthropism)
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a delusion in which the patient believes that he is a wolf or other animal or that he can change into one.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
The morbid delusion that one is a wolf, possibly a mental atavism of the werewolf superstition.
[G. lykos, wolf, + anthrōpos, man]
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A delusion that one has become or assumed the characteristics of a wolf or other animal.
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The morbid delusion that one is a wolf.
[G. lykos, wolf, +anthrōpos, man]
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