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Having a strong affinity or preference for; loving: anemophilous.
[From New Latin -philus; see -phile.]
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adj combining form
indicating love of or fondness for: heliophilous.
[from Latin -philus, from Greek -philos; see -phile]
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a combining form occurring in adjectives that characterize classes of organisms having an affinity for or thriving in a given substance or environment (acidophilic; thermophilic); used also to form adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -phile (Anglophilic).
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