noun Etymology: New Latin lycanthropia, from Greek lykanthrōpia, from lykanthrōpos werewolf, from lykos wolf + anthrōpos human being — more at wolf Date: 1594 1. a delusion that one has become a wolf 2. the assumption of the form and characteristics of a wolf held to be possible by witchcraft or magic • lycanthropic adjective

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