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word element [Gr.], affinity for; morbid fondness of. adj., adj -phil´ic.
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-philia, -phily , -philous
Combining forms meaning that which has an attraction to or is stained by.
[G. philia, love]
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-philiaSuffix denoting a tendency or attraction towards.
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