philo-


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philo-

or phil-
pref.
Having a strong affinity or preference for; loving: philoprogenitive.

[Greek, from philos, beloved, loving.]

philo-

or before a vowel

phil-

combining form
indicating a love of: philology; philanthropic.
[from Greek philos loving]

philo-

a combining form with the meanings “loving,” “having an affinity for”: philology. Also, esp. before a vowel, phil-.
[< Greek, comb. of phílos loving, dear]