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 (pĕd′ə-fĭl′ē-ə, pē′də-)
The deriving of sexual gratification from sexual fantasies or acts involving a child.

ped′o·phil′i·ac (-ăk) adj. & n.


(Psychiatry) a variant spelling (esp US) of paedophilia


(ˌpi dəˈfɪl i ə)

sexual desire in an adult for a child.
pe′do•phile` (-ˌfaɪl) n.
pe`do•phil′i•ac, adj., n.
pe`do•phil′ic, adj.


a sexual attraction to children. — pedophiliac, pedophilic, adj.
See also: Children
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pedophilia - a sexual attraction to children
paraphilia - abnormal sexual activity


n. pedofilia, atracción mórbida sexual de un adulto hacia los niños.


n pedofilia or paidofilia
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