-philia(redirected from -philous)
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word element [Gr.], affinity for; morbid fondness of. adj., adj -phil´ic.
-philiaword element [Gr.], affinity for; morbid fondness of. -phil´ic
-philia, -phily, -philous
suffix meaning "having a love, craving, affinity for": cyanophilous, hydrophily, spasmophilia, necrophilia.
-philia, -phily , -philous
Combining forms meaning that which has an attraction to or is stained by.
[G. philia, love]
-philiaSuffix denoting a tendency or attraction towards.
word element. [Gr.] affinity for, morbid fondness of.