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lycanthrope (s) (noun), lycanthropes (pl)
1. According to some writers, it is a synonym of werewolf; one of those people who (according to medieval superstition) assumed the form of wolves: In folklore, a lycanthrope is the ability of a human to undergo transformation into a wolf.
2. Etymology: the term comes from ancient Greek lykánthropos; lýkos, "wolf" + ánthropos, "mankind, human".

Other applicable terms include: insania lupina; melancholia canina; melancholia zooanthropic.