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- n. A generic term for any mythical being which is part human, part animal.
- n. Someone with an intense spiritual or psychological identification with a non-human animal.
From Ancient Greek θηρίον (thēríon, "wild beast") and ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos, "man"). (Wiktionary)