Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

zoophilic

play
adjective zoo·phil·ic \ˌzō-ə-ˈfi-lik\

Definition of zoophilic

  1. :  having an attraction to or preference for animals; especially of an insect :  preferring animals to humans as a source of food



1886

First Known Use of zoophilic

1886

Variants of zoophilic

or zoophilous play \zō-ˈä-fə-ləs, zə-ˈwä-\

Medical Dictionary

zoophilic

play
adjective zoo·phil·ic \ˌzō-ə-ˈfil-ik\

Medical Definition of zoophilic

  1. :  having an attraction to or preference for animals: asa:  affected with zoophiliabof an insect :  preferring lower animals to humans as a source of food <zoophilic mosquitoes>




Learn More about zoophilic

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "zoophilic"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up zoophilic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a division or portion of a pool or whole

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1926873504

Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?

gregarious tetchy superficial flashy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ