-philia

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-philia

 
word element [Gr.], affinity for; morbid fondness of. adj., adj -phil´ic.

-philia

word 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]

-philia

Suffix denoting a tendency or attraction towards.

-philia

word element. [Gr.] affinity for, morbid fondness of.