mysophilia

[ mahy-suh-fil-ee-uh ]
/ ˌmaɪ səˈfɪl i ə /

noun Psychiatry.

a pathological attraction to dirt or filth.

Origin of mysophilia

1955–60; < New Latin, equivalent to myso- (< Greek mýsos filth) + -philia -philia
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Medicine definitions for mysophilia

mysophilia

[ mī′sə-fĭlē-ə ]

n.

A pathological interest in dirt and filth, sometimes with sexual manifestations.
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