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 (ə-fē′bə-fĭl′ē-ə, -fēl′yə)
1. Sexual attraction of an adult for postpubescent adolescents.
2. Love of a man for a male youth, idealized in certain societies such as ancient Greece.

[Greek ephēbos, ephebe; see ephebe + -philia.]

e·phe′bo·phile′ (-fīl′) n.


(Psychiatry) the condition of being sexually attracted to adolescents
[C19: from Greek ephēbos young man + -philia]
eˈpheboˌphile n
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Judge Wilmoth said psychiatrists did not believe Wratten was a paedophile but were divided as to whether Wratten was a hebephile (someone who has a sexual attraction to adolescents).
They are convinced that she was abducted by a hebephile - a sexual predator obsessed with pubescent girls.
Encouraging self-identified pedophiles and hebephiles to seek professional help: First results of the Prevention Project Dunkelfeld (PPD).