a combining form meaning “liking,” “having an affinity for” that specified by the initial element: dendrophilous.
Compare -philic.

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-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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-philous or -philic
Having a strong affinity or preference for; loving: necrophilous.

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