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abnormal interest in dirt or filth, with a desire for contact with it that may encompass a paraphilia.
1. Attraction of microorganisms to fecal matter.
2. In psychiatry, a morbid attraction to, and interest in (with a sexual element), fecal matter. Synonym(s): mysophilia
[copro- + G. philos, fond]
mysophiliaParaphilic sexual arousal that hinges on dirt or being covered in filth.
mysophiliaSexology A paraphilia in which sexuoerotism hinges on smelling, chewing or using sweaty or soiled clothing or articles of menstrual hygiene. Cf Coprophilia, Urophilia.
Sexual interest in excretions.
[G. mysos, defilement, + philos, fond]