Lycanthrope (lahy-kuh n-throhp):
— a werewolf or alien spirit in the physical form of a bloodthirsty wolf.
Basically, the word “lycanthrope” is another term for the legendary werewolf. The word “lycanthrope” is actually derived from the Greek word lykanthropos, which translates into “wolf-man”. Although a lycanthrope is believed to be a myth by a majority of people, a condition called lycanthropy does exist. Lycanthropy is a condition where a person actually believes they are a wolf\lycanthrope.