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pedophilia

noun pe·do·phil·ia \ˌpe-də-ˈfi-lē-ə, ˌpē-\

: sexual feelings or activities that involve children

Full Definition of PEDOPHILIA

:  sexual perversion in which children are the preferred sexual object
pe·do·phil·i·ac \-ˈfi-lē-ˌak\ or pe·do·phil·ic \-ˈfi-lik\ adjective

Origin of PEDOPHILIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1906

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

pedophilia

noun pe·do·phil·ia \ˌpēd-ə-ˈfil-ē-ə, ˌped-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PEDOPHILIA

:  sexual perversion in which children are the preferred sexual object

Variants of PEDOPHILIA

pe·do·phil·ia or chiefly British pae·do·phil·ia \ˌpēd-\

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