from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a tenderness for brute creatures; characterized or prompted by fondness for animals.


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  • Unless the fanaticism of philozoic sentiment overpowers the voice of humanity, and the love of dogs and cats supersedes that of one's neighbour, the progress of experimental physiology and pathology will, indubitably, in course of time, place medicine and hygiene upon a rational basis.

    Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 2


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