a combining form meaning “liking,” “having an affinity for” that specified by the initial element: dendrophilous.
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British Dictionary definitions for -philous
adj combining form
indicating love of or fondness forheliophilous
Word Origin for -philous
from Latin -philus, from Greek -philos; see -phile
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Medical definitions for -philous
Having a strong affinity or preference for; loving:necrophilous.
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