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zoophilia

[zoh-uh-fil-ee-uh] /ˌzoʊ əˈfɪl i ə/
noun
1.
the state of being zoophilous.
2.
Psychology. an abnormal fondness or preference for animals.
Origin of zoophilia
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; zoo- + -philia
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zoophilia

/ˌzəʊəˈfɪlɪə/
noun
1.
a morbid condition in which a person has a sexual attraction to animals; bestiality
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Word Origin and History for zoophilia
n.

"attraction to animals involving release of sexual energy," 1899, in a translation of Krafft-Ebing, from comb. form of Greek zoion "animal" (see zoo) + -philia. "[F]ormerly not implying sexual intercourse or bestiality" [OED].

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zoophilia in Medicine

zoophilia zo·o·phil·i·a (zō'ə-fĭl'ē-ə) or zo·oph·i·lism (zō-ŏf'ə-lĭz'əm) or zo·oph·i·ly (-ə-lē)
n.
Attraction to or affinity for animals.

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