a combining form occurring in personal nouns that correspond to nouns ending in -philia: hemophiliac; necrophiliac.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Words nearby -philiac
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Medical definitions for -philiac
One that has a tendency toward:hemophiliac.
One that has an abnormal attraction to:necrophiliac.
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