zoanthropy

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • Zoanthropy — o*an thro*py, n. [Gr. ? animal + ? man.] (Med.) A kind of monomania in which the patient believes himself transformed into one of the lower animals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zoanthropy — (n.) form of mania in which a man imagines himself to be another type of beast, 1856, from Mod.L. zoanthropia, from Gk. zoion animal (see ZOO (Cf. zoo)) + anthropos man (see ANTHROPO (Cf. anthropo )) …   Etymology dictionary

  • zoanthropy — [zō an′thrə pē] n. [ModL zoanthropia: see ZOO & ANTHROPO & Y3] a mental disorder in which a person imagines that he or she is a beast: cf. LYCANTHROPY (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • zoanthropy — /zoh an threuh pee/, n. Psychiatry. a mental disorder in which one believes oneself to be an animal. [1855 60; ZO + anthropy < NL anthropia < Gk; see ANTHROPO , Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • zoanthropy — noun A kind of delusion in which the patient believes himself transformed into one of the lower animals …   Wiktionary

  • zoanthropy — A delusion that one is an animal, such as a dog. [G. zoon, animal, + anthropos, man] * * * zo·an·thro·py (zo anґthro pe) [zo + Gr. anthrōpos man] the delusion that one has become an animal. zoanthropic adj …   Medical dictionary

  • zoanthropy — n. mental disorder which causes the patient to think that he/she is an animal; any transformation of a human into another animal form …   English contemporary dictionary

  • zoanthropy — zo·an·thro·py …   English syllables

  • zoanthropy — zo•an•thro•py [[t]zoʊˈæn θrə pi[/t]] n. psi a mental disorder in which one believes oneself to be an animal • Etymology: 1855–60; zo + anthropy < NL anthrōpia < Gk; see anthropo , y III …   From formal English to slang

  • zoanthropy — The delusion that one is an animal …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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