Medical Dictionary

anthropophilic

adjective an·thro·po·phil·ic \ ˌan(t)-thrə-(ˌ)pō-ˈfil-ik \
variants: also anthropophilous play \-ˈpäf-ə-ləs\

medical Definition of anthropophilic

:attracted to humans especially as a source of food
  • anthropophilic mosquitoes
; also :indicating relative attraction to humans
  • anthropophilic indices of certain forest insects

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