noun[mass noun] rare
A form of madness involving the delusion of being an animal, with correspondingly altered behaviour.
- Individual zoanthropy occurs chiefly during a hysterical attack.
- Intimations of zoanthropy and diabolical rites also attend the depiction of New York's financial world in David DeCoteau's low-budget horror movie Wolves of Wall Street (2002).
- Among the more illiterate classes, to be possessed with the spirit of a fox is a form of zoanthropy not infrequently met with.
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