zoophilia

[ zoh-uh-fil-ee-uh ]
/ ˌzoʊ əˈfɪl i ə /

noun

the state of being zoophilous.
Psychology. an abnormal fondness or preference for animals.

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Origin of zoophilia

First recorded in 1895–1900; zoo- + -philia
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British Dictionary definitions for zoophilia

zoophilia
/ (ˌzəʊəˈfɪlɪə) /

noun

a morbid condition in which a person has a sexual attraction to animals; bestiality
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Medical definitions for zoophilia

zoophilia
[ zō′ə-fĭlē-ə ]

n.

Attraction to or affinity for animals.
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