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zoophilia

[zoh-uh-fil-ee-uh]
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noun
  1. the state of being zoophilous.
  2. 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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zoophilia

noun
  1. a morbid condition in which a person has a sexual attraction to animals; bestiality
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Word Origin and History for zoophilia

n.

"attraction to animals involving release of sexual energy," 1899, in a translation of Krafft-Ebing, from comb. form of Greek zoion "animal" (see zoo) + -philia. "[F]ormerly not implying sexual intercourse or bestiality" [OED].

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zoophilia in Medicine

zoophilia

(zō′ə-fĭlē-ə)
n.
  1. Attraction to or affinity for animals.
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