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pedophilia

[ ped-uh-fil-ee-uh or, especially British, pee-duh- ]
/ ˌpɛd əˈfɪl i ə or, especially British, ˌpi də- /
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noun Psychiatry.
sexual desire in an adult for a child.
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Origin of pedophilia

From New Latin, dating back to 1905–10; see origin at pedo-1, -philia
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British Dictionary definitions for pedophilia

pedophilia
/ (ˌpiːdəʊˈfɪlɪə) /

noun
a variant spelling (esp US) of paedophilia
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