-philia


-philia

noun combining form

: a strong feeling of love or admiration for something

: a feeling of unusual or abnormal sexual desire for someone or something

Full Definition of -PHILIA

1
:  friendly feeling toward <Francophilia>
2
:  tendency toward <hemophilia>
3
:  abnormal appetite or liking for <necrophilia>

Origin of -PHILIA

New Latin, from Greek philia friendship, from philos dear

-phil·ia

noun combining form \ˈfil-ē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of -PHILIA

1
: tendency toward <hemophilia>
2
: abnormal appetite or liking for <necrophilia>

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