ephebophilia(redirected from Phebophilia)
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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.
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]
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