See also 16. ANIMALS .
- Psychiatry. a delusion in which a person believes himself to be a dog.
- a specialist in the care and breeding of dogs.
- the branch of zoology that studies the dog, especially its natural history.
- an abnormal love of dogs.
- an intense dread of dogs.
- the state or quality of being a mixed breed. — mongrelization , n . — mongrely , adj.
- the love of dogs. Also called philocyny . — philocynic , n., adj. — philocynical , adj.