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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.

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]

pedophilia

/pe·do·phil·ia/ (-fil´e-ah) a paraphilia in which an adult has recurrent, intense sexual urges or sexually arousing fantasies of engaging or repeatedly engages in sexual activity with a prepubertal child.pedophil´ic

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.

pedophilia

[ped′əfil′ē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, pais, child, philein, to love
1 an abnormal interest in children.
2 (in psychiatry) a psychosexual disorder in which the fantasy or act of engaging in sexual activity with prepubertal children is the preferred or exclusive means of achieving sexual excitement and gratification. It may be heterosexual or homosexual. Also spelled paedophilia. Also called pederosis. See also paraphilia. pedophilic, adj.

pedophilia

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

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.

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]

Pedophilia

Sex or sexual activity with children who have not reached puberty.
Mentioned in: Sexual Perversions
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