Philo Words: namatophilous to oxyphilous,
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Words that include: philo-, phil-, -phile, -philia, -philic,
-philous, -phily, -philiac, -philist, -philism
(Greek: love, loving, friendly to, fondness for, attraction to, strong tendency toward, affinity for).
namatophilous, namatophile, namatophily:
In biology, dwelling and thriving in brooks and streams.
A collector of prayer rugs.
A strong sexual attraction to short or small people.
A collector of handkerchiefs.
In psychiatry, a sexual perversion in which sexual arousal and orgasm are dependent upon uttering obscene words or telling dirty stories to the sex partner; the same term is also used for the sexual perversion in which the subject must read or listen to such stories in order to become aroused and achieve orgasm.
A collector of naval uniforms.
In biology, pollinated by carrion beetles.
In biology, fertilized by carrion beetles.
necrophile, necrophilic, necrophilist, necrophilism:
In psychiatry, one who is morbidly attracted to corpses; also attributed and figuratively, a morbid fancy for the dead, or for contact with dead bodies. An obsessive fascination with death and corpses.
A paraphilia [sexual perversion], whose condition is that the love object, whether heterosexual or homosexual, must be dead before orgasm can be achieved.
In psychiatry, A paraphilia whose condition is that the love object, whether heterosexual or homosexual, must be dead before orgasm can be achieved. Although a rare perversion overall, it is claimed by some that morticians, undertakers, etc., contribute a relatively high proportion of subjects who have the perversion in either a grossly overt or an attenuated (reduced) form. Although usually thought of as a condition limited to males, necrophilia was described in a female in 1976.
In psychiatry, A morbid desire to be in the presence of dead bodies.
In psychiatry, a sexual perversion in which sexual arousal and orgasm are possible only if the partner is a baby. The sexual perversion in which the subject himself must act as or be treated as a baby is termed autonepiophilia or paraphilic infantilism.
neutrophile, neutrophil, neutrophilic:
Not stained strongly or definitely by either acid or basic dyes but stained readily by neutral dyes. Used especially of white blood cells.
nomophilous, nomophile, nomophily:
In biology, thriving in pastures.
A person who is morbidly attracted by sickness or disease.
A collector of bank notes.
noterophilous, noterophile, noterophily:
In biology, thriving in mesic [conditions of moderate moisture or water supply] habitats.
A chemical compound or group that is attracted to nuclei and tends to donate or share electrons.
nyctophilia, nyctophile, nyctophily:
A fondness for night or darkness.
oceanophilous, oceanophile, oceanophily:
In biology, dwelling and thriving in oceanic habitats.
ochthophilous, ochthophile, ochthophily:
In biology, thriving on banks.
In psychiatry, a co-dependent lover; a smothering, obsessive partner.
In psychiatry, a term for the person with a type of primitive two-person relationship in which the subject is clingingly dependent on an overvalued object and is unable to make any move toward independence. A smothering, obsessive partner.
oenophil, oenophile, oenophily, enophil, enophile, enophily:
A special love of, or fondness for, wine; including collecting and drinking.
In psychiatry, a sexual perversion in which odor (especially genital, anal, or axillary) is necessary, or at least desirable, for sexual arousal and orgasm.
ombrophilous, ombrophile, ombrophily:
In biology, thriving in habitats having an abundance rain.
One who has a fondness for snakes.
A collector of snake skins.
opophilous, opophile, opophily:
In biology, thriving or feeding on sap.
A collector of eye glasses.
orgadophilous, orgadophile, orgadophily:
In biology, dwelling and thriving in open woodlands.
ornithocophilous, ornithocophile, ornithocophily:
In biology, living and thriving on the excreta of birds.
A love of birds; or, in biology, pollination by birds. The pollination of plants by the actions of birds.
orophilous, orophile, orophily:
In biology, thriving in subalpine, or in mountainous regions.
osmophilic, osmophile, osmophily:
In biology, thriving in a medium of high osmotic concentration.
A collector of enamel work.
oxygeophilous, oxygeophile, oxygeophily:
In biology, thriving in humus-rich habitats.
oxylophilous, oxylophile, oxylophily:
In biology, dwelling and thriving in humus or humus-rich habitats.
oxyphilous, oxyphile, oxyphily:
In biology, thriving in an acidic environment.