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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.
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(Psychiatry) the condition of being sexually attracted to adolescents
[C19: from Greek ephēbos young man + -philia]
eˈpheboˌphile n
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Michael Evans was in fact speaking to a group called the Hebephile Hunters, based in the North-west.
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FBI profilers have told police the most likely scenario is that Milly is the victim of a "chance abduction" by a sexual predator classified as a "hebephile" - a man sexually obsessed by pubescent girls.