Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Tendency toward: hemophilia.
  • suffix Abnormal attraction to: necrophilia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix Forming words meaning "an abnormal liking for or tendency towards a given thing". See paraphilia.

Etymologies

New Latin, from Greek -philiā : -philos, -phile + -iā, -ia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek φιλία ("(fraternal) love"). (Wiktionary)

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