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-phil, -philic, -philous
suffix meaning "of that which has an attraction to or is stained by": chromaphil, hydrophil, lipophil.
-phil, -phile , -philic , -philia
Combining forms denoting affinity for, craving for.
[G. philos, fond, loving; phileō, to love]
-philic[ -phile + -ic]
Adjectival suffix for nouns ending in -phile, e.g., acidophilic from acidophile.