a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -phile: francophilic.
a combining form used to form adjectives that characterize classes of substances or organisms with an affinity for a chemical, environment, etc., as specified by the initial element: acidophilic; cryophilic.

Nearby words

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

Origin of -philic

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