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a combining form occurring in personal nouns that correspond to nouns ending in -philia:
hemophiliac; necrophiliac.
Origin of -philiac
< Greek -philiakos; see -philia, -ac Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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-philiac in Medicine

-philiac suff.

  1. One that has a tendency toward: hemophiliac.

  2. One that has an abnormal attraction to: necrophiliac.

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