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

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

Origin of -PHILIA

New Latin, from Greek philia friendship, from philos dear


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

Medical Definition of -PHILIA

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


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