zoophilic

adjective zoo·phil·ic \ ˌzō-ə-ˈfi-lik \
variants: or zoophilous play \zō-ˈä-fə-ləs, zə-ˈwä-\

Definition of zoophilic

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

First Known Use of zoophilic

1886


Medical Dictionary

zoophilic

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

medical Definition of zoophilic

: having an attraction to or preference for animals: as
a : affected with zoophilia
b of an insect : preferring lower animals to humans as a source of food
  • zoophilic mosquitoes

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