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

Origin of -philiac

<Greek -philiakos;see -philia, -ac
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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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