See also 16. ANIMALS .
- 1. a person suffering from lycanthropy.
- 2. a werewolf or alien spirit in the form of a bloodthirsty wolf.
- 3. a person reputed to be able to change himself or another person into a wolf.
- 1. Psychiatry. Also called lycomania . a kind of insanity in which the patient believes himself to be a beast, especially a wolf.
- 2. the supposed or fabled assumption of the form of a wolf by a human being. — lycanthropic , adj.