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ly·can·thro·py

 (lī-kăn′thrə-pē)
n.
1. In folklore, the magical ability to assume the form and characteristics of a wolf.
2. A delusion that one has become or assumed the characteristics of a wolf or other animal.
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lycanthropy

(laɪˈkænθrəpɪ)
n
1. (European Myth & Legend) the supposed magical transformation of a person into a wolf
2. (Psychiatry) psychiatry a delusion in which a person believes that he is a wolf
[C16: from Greek lukānthropía, from lukos wolf + anthrōpos man]
lycanthropic adj
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ly•can•thro•py

(laɪˈkæn θrə pi)

n.
1. a delusion in which one imagines oneself to be a wolf or other wild animal.
2. the supposed or fabled assumption by a human being of the appearance of a wolf.
[1575–85; < Greek]
ly•can•throp•ic (ˌlaɪ kənˈθrɒp ɪk) adj.
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lycanthropy

1. Psychiatry. Also called lycomania. a kind of insanity in which the patient believes himself to be a beast, especially a wolf.
2. the supposed or fabled assumption of the form of a wolf by a human being. — lycanthropic, adj.
See also: Wolves
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lycanthropy - (folklore) the magical ability of a person to assume the characteristics of a wolflycanthropy - (folklore) the magical ability of a person to assume the characteristics of a wolf
magical ability, magical power - an ability to perform magic
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
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