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paraphilia

noun para·phil·ia \ˌpa-rə-ˈfi-lē-ə\

Definition of PARAPHILIA

:  a pattern of recurring sexually arousing mental imagery or behavior that involves unusual and especially socially unacceptable sexual practices (as sadism or pedophilia)
para·phil·iac \-ˈfi-lē-ˌak\ or para·phil·ic \-ˈfi-lik\ adjective or noun
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Origin of PARAPHILIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1925
Medical Dictionary

paraphilia

noun para·phil·ia \-ˈfil-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of PARAPHILIA

:  a pattern of recurring sexually arousing mental imagery or behavior that involves unusual and especially socially unacceptable sexual practices (as sadism, masochism, fetishism, or pedophilia)

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