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a combining form occurring in personal nouns that correspond to nouns ending in -philia: hemophiliac; necrophiliac.

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Origin of -philiac

From Greek -philiakos; see -philia, -ac
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Medical definitions for -philiac

-philiac

suff.

One that has a tendency toward:hemophiliac.
One that has an abnormal attraction to:necrophiliac.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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