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 (bĭb′lē-ə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
An exaggerated preoccupation with the acquisition and ownership of books.

bib′li·o·ma′ni·ac′ (-ăk′) n.
bib′li·o·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.


relating to a bibliomaniac
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Adj.1.bibliomaniacal - characteristic of or characterized by or noted for bibliomaniabibliomaniacal - characteristic of or characterized by or noted for bibliomania
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