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zoanthropy

[zoh-an-thruh-pee] /zoʊˈæn θrə pi/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
a mental disorder in which one believes oneself to be an animal.
Origin of zoanthropy
1855-1860
1855-60; zo- + -anthropy < New Latin -anthrōpia < Greek; see anthropo-, -y3
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Word Origin and History for zoanthropy
n.

form of mania in which a man imagines himself to be another type of beast, 1856, from Modern Latin zoanthropia, from Greek zoion "animal" (see zoo) + anthropos "man" (see anthropo-).

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zoanthropy in Medicine

zoanthropy zo·an·thro·py (zō-ān'thrə-pē)
n.
A delusion that one is an animal.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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