lycanthropy


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lycanthropy

 [li-kan´thro-pe]
a delusion in which the patient believes that he is a wolf or other animal or that he can change into one.

ly·can·thro·py

(lī-kan'thrŏ-pē),
The morbid delusion that one is a wolf, possibly a mental atavism of the werewolf superstition.
[G. lykos, wolf, + anthrōpos, man]

lycanthropy

/ly·can·thro·py/ (li-kan´thrah-pe) delusion in which the patient believes he or she is a wolf or other animal or can change into one.

lycanthropy

(lī-kăn′thrə-pē)
n.
A delusion that one has become or assumed the characteristics of a wolf or other animal.

ly·can·thro·py

(lī-kan'thrŏ-pē)
The morbid delusion that one is a wolf.
[G. lykos, wolf, +anthrōpos, man]
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