-philiac


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-philiac

suff.
1. One that has a tendency toward: hemophiliac.
2. One that has an abnormal attraction to: coprophiliac.

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-philiac

a combining form occurring in personal nouns that correspond to nouns ending in -philia: hemophiliac; necrophiliac.
[< Greek -philiakos; see -philia, -ac]
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