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necrophilia

 [nek″ro-fil´e-ah]
sexual attraction to or sexual contact with dead bodies.

nec·ro·phil·i·a

, necrophilism (nek'rō-fil'ē-ă, nĕ-krof'i-lizm),
1. A morbid fondness for being in the presence of dead bodies.
2. The impulse to have sexual contact, or the act of such contact, with a dead body, usually of men with female corpses.
[necro- + G. phileō, to love]

necrophilia

/nec·ro·phil·ia/ (nek″ro-fil´e-ah) sexual attraction to or sexual contact with dead bodies.

necrophilia

(nĕk′rə-fĭl′ē-ə) also

necroph′ilism

(nĭ-krōf′ə-lĭz′əm, nĕ-)
n.
1. Obsessive fascination with death and corpses.
2. The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts involving a corpse.

nec′ro·phil′i·ac′ (-ē-ăk′) adj. & n.
nec′ro·phile′ (-fīl′) n.
nec′ro·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.

necrophilia

[nek′rōfil′yə]
Etymology: Gk, nekros + philein, to love
1 a morbid liking for being with dead bodies.
2 a morbid desire to have sexual contact with a dead body, usually of men to perform a sexual act with a dead woman. necrophile, necrophiliac, n.
Sexuoeroticism that hinges on fantasies about or actual sexual interactions with a corpse; the fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviours cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning

necrophilia

 Psychiatry A paraphilia in which sexuoerotism requires a corpse, which may involve engaging in sexual activity with same; the fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning; getting a stiffie with a stiff

nec·ro·phil·i·a

, necrophilism (nek'rō-fil'ē-ă, nĕ-krof'i-lizm)
1. A morbid fondness for being in the presence of dead bodies.
2. The impulse to have sexual contact, or the act of such contact, with a dead body, usually of males with female corpses.

necrophilia

The desire for, or practice of, sexual intercourse with a dead person. This somewhat limiting propensity is described as a psychosexual disorder (paraphilia) in which arousal is possible only if the object of sexual interest is dead.

nec·ro·phil·i·a

, necrophilism (nek'rō- fil'ē-ă, nĕ-krof'i-lizm)
Impulse to have sexu al contact, or the act of such contact, with a dead body, usually involving men with female corpses.