a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -phile:, francophilic.
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.

-phile + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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