-philia


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-philia

suff.
1. Tendency toward: hemophilia.
2. Attraction to or preference for: Anglophilia.
3. Abnormal attraction to: necrophilia.

[New Latin, from Greek -philiā : -philos, -phile + -iā, -ia.]

-philia

n combining form
1. indicating a tendency towards: haemophilia.
2. indicating an abnormal liking for: necrophilia.
[from Greek philos loving]
-philiac n combining form

-philia

or -phily

a combining form occurring in abstract nouns that correspond to adjectives ending in -philic or -philous or nouns ending in -phile.
[< Greek philía friendship, affinity; see -phile, -ia]
See -Phile, -Philia, -Phily
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-philia Words ending in -philia can have different meanings.
-PHILIA Words ending in "philia" can have different meanings.