paraphilia

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noun para·phil·ia \ˌper-ə-ˈfi-lē-ə, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of paraphilia

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

paraphiliac

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paraphilic

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Origin and Etymology of paraphilia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1925


Medical Dictionary

paraphilia

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noun para·phil·ia \-ˈfil-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of paraphilia

  1. :  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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