theriomorphosis

theriomorphosis

(ˌθɪərɪəʊmɔːˈfəʊsɪs)
n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) transformation into an animal form, often associated with mythological characters
2. (Psychology) a belief in the human ability to transform into an animal form, associated with mental disorders
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