also -phil, word-forming element meaning "one that loves, likes, or is attracted to," via French -phile and Medieval Latin -philus in this sense, from Greek -philos, common suffix in personal names (e.g. Theophilos), from philos "loving, dear," from philein "to love," of unknown origin.
-phile or -phil
One that loves or has a strong affinity or preference for: thermophile.
Loving; having a strong affinity or preference for: basophil.