-philic

-philic

1.
a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -phile:, francophilic.
2.
a combining form used to form adjectives that characterize classes of substances or organisms with an affinity for a chemical, environment, etc., as specified by the initial element: acidophilic; cryophilic.

Origin:
-phile + -ic

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-philia
 
n combining form
1.  indicating a tendency towards: haemophilia
2.  indicating an abnormal liking for: necrophilia
 
[from Greek philos loving]
 
-philiac
 
n combining form
 
-philous
 
adj combining form
 
-philic
 
adj combining form

-philous or -philic
 
adj combining form
indicating love of or fondness for: heliophilous
 
[from Latin -philus, from Greek -philos; see -phile]
 
-philic or -philic
 
adj combining form
 
[from Latin -philus, from Greek -philos; see -phile]

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