mysophilia

mysophilia

[mahy-suh-fil-ee-uh]
noun Psychiatry.
a pathological attraction to dirt or filth.

Origin:
1955–60; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to myso- (< Greek mýsos filth) + -philia -philia

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mysophilia my·so·phil·i·a (mī'sə-fĭl'ē-ə)
n.
A pathological interest in dirt and filth, sometimes with sexual manifestations.

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