Definition of zoanthropy in English:

zoanthropy

Line breaks: zo¦an|thropy
Pronunciation: /zəʊˈanθrəpi
 
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noun

[mass noun] rare
  • A form of madness involving the delusion of being an animal, with correspondingly altered behaviour.
    More example sentences
    • She has zoanthropy like her father, and turns into a tiger!
    • He was afflicted with a psychotic disorder called zoanthropy, and was reduced to acting like a brute beast of the field.
    • Among the more illiterate classes, to be possessed with the spirit of a fox is a form of zoanthropy not infrequently met with.

Origin

mid 19th century: from zoo- + -anthropy, after lycanthropy.

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