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zoophilia

 [zo″o-fil´e-ah]
1. abnormal fondness for animals.
2. a paraphilia in which intercourse or other sexual activity with animals is the preferred method of achieving sexual excitement; see also zoolagnia. Called also bestiality.

zo·o·phil·i·a

(zō'ō-fil'ē-ă),
A paraphilia in which sexual arousal and orgasm are facilitated by engaging in sexual activities with animals.
Synonym(s): bestiality, zooerastia

zoophilia

/zoo·phil·ia/ (zo″o-fil´e-ah)
1. abnormal fondness for animals.
2. bestiality; a paraphilia in which intercourse or other sexual activity with animals is the preferred method of achieving sexual excitement.

zoophilia

(zō′ə-fĭl′ē-ə)
n.
The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts involving animals.

zo′o·phile′ (-fīl′) n.

zoophilia

[zō·əfil′ē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, zoon + philein, to love
1 an abnormal fondness for animals.
2 (in psychiatry) a psychosexual disorder in which sexual excitement and gratification are derived from the fondling of animals or from the fantasy or act of engaging in sexual activity with animals. Also called zoophilism [zō·of′iliz′əm] . See also paraphilia. zoophile, n., zoophilic, zoophilous, adj.
A paraphilia in which sexuoerotism depends on engaging in, or fantasising about, sexual activity with an animal
Frequency Hunt's 1974 study suggests that demographic changes led to a significant reduction in reported occurrence of zoophilia; 4.9% of males had had a least one encounter in their lives vs. 8.3% in 1948

zoophilia

Bestiality Sexology A paraphilia in which sexuoerotism and/or orgasm depend on engaging in sexual activity with an animal. See Paraphilia.
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