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

< Greek -philiakos; see -philia, -ac
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-philiac in Medicine


  1. One that has a tendency toward:hemophiliac.
  2. One that has an abnormal attraction to:necrophiliac.
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