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Coined based on Ancient Greek κύων (kúōn, dog) and ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos, man; human).


cynanthropy (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A delusion in which a person believes he or she is transformed into a dog.
  2. (anthropology, folklore) A shape-shifting ability between human and canine forms.


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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cynanthropy in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)