-philic


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.

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