paedophilia

esp US pedophilia

noun

the condition of being sexually attracted to children

Nearby words

  1. paedology,
  2. paedomorph,
  3. paedomorphism,
  4. paedomorphosis,
  5. paedophile,
  6. paella,
  7. paenula,
  8. paeon,
  9. paeony,
  10. paesan

Derived Formspaedophiliac or esp US pedophiliac, noun, adjective

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Word Origin and History for paedophilia

paedophilia

n.

see pedophilia; also cf. pedo-.

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