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pedophilia

 [pe″do-fil´e-ah]
a paraphilia in which an adult desires or engages in sexual relations with a child; it may be either homosexual or heterosexual in nature. adj., adj pedophil´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pe·do·phil·i·a

(pē'dō-fil'ē-ă),
In psychiatry, an abnormal attraction to children by an adult for sexual purposes.
[G. pais, child, + philos, fond]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pedophilia

(pĕd′ə-fĭl′ē-ə, pē′də-)
n.
The deriving of sexual gratification from sexual fantasies or acts involving a child.

ped′o·phil′i·ac (-ăk) adj. & n.
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pedophilia

(1) Paedophilia, see there.
(2) Sexual arousal with feet; formally, partialism; popularly, foot fetishism.
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pedophilia

Psychiatry A paraphilia involving heterosexual or homosexual activity or intercourse between adults with children, especially prepubertal. See Child abuse, Ephebophilia, Incest, Nepiophilia, Pederasty, Sex tourism. Cf Gerontophilia.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pe·do·phil·i·a

(pē'dō-fil'ē-ă)
An abnormal sexual attraction to children in an adult.
Synonym(s): paedophilia.
[G. pais, child, + philos, fond]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Pedophilia

Sex or sexual activity with children who have not reached puberty.
Mentioned in: Sexual Perversions
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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First it was the internet, a medium ruthlessly exploited by peadophiles, cruising web pages and chat rooms seeking children to prey on.
"She fumed: "Despite the fact that peadophiles will target children however they are dressed, and no matter what age of person wearing this T-shirt, even if it is a young girl over the age of consent, the slogan is trivialising child sexual abuse."
"They are murderers and terrorists, some of the most vicious people and peadophiles in the country.
FACEBOOK has not passed on to police complaints it has received about suspected peadophiles using the site, it was claimed yesterday.
The study shows that organised peadophiles are are spreading their web of evil to almost every region of the country.