[ lahy-kan-thruh-pee ]
/ laɪˈkæn θrə pi /
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a delusion in which one imagines oneself to be a wolf or other wild animal.
the supposed or fabled assumption of the appearance of a wolf by a human being.
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OTHER WORDS FROM lycanthropyly·can·throp·ic [lahy-kuhn-throp-ik], /ˌlaɪ kənˈθrɒp ɪk/, adjective
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How to use lycanthropy in a sentence
Lycanthropic criminals were also brought up who had prowled about and devastated the sheepfolds.The Superstitions of Witchcraft|Howard Williams
The tanoana seems to be the soul of which lycanthropic feats are asserted.
British Dictionary definitions for lycanthropy
/ (laɪˈkænθrəpɪ) /
the supposed magical transformation of a person into a wolf
psychiatry a delusion in which a person believes that he is a wolf
Derived forms of lycanthropylycanthropic (ˌlaɪkənˈθrɒpɪk), adjective
Word Origin for lycanthropy
C16: from Greek lukānthropía, from lukos wolf + anthrōpos man
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Medical definitions for lycanthropy
[ lī-kăn′thrə-pē ]
The delusion that one is a wolf.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.