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

Nearby words

  1. -phasia,
  2. -phemia,
  3. -phil,
  4. -phile,
  5. -philia,
  6. -philic,
  7. -philism,
  8. -philous,
  9. -phily,
  10. -phobe

Origin of -philiac

< Greek -philiakos; see -philia, -ac

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Medicine definitions for -philiac



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

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