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zoophilia

[zoh-uh-fil-ee-uh] /ˌzoʊ əˈfɪl i ə/
noun
1.
the state of being zoophilous.
2.
Psychology. an abnormal fondness or preference for animals.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; zoo- + -philia
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British Dictionary definitions for zoophilia

zoophilia

/ˌzəʊəˈfɪlɪə/
noun
1.
a morbid condition in which a person has a sexual attraction to animals; bestiality
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Word Origin and History for zoophilia
n.

"attraction to animals involving release of sexual energy," 1899, in a translation of Krafft-Ebing, from comb. form of Greek zoion "animal" (see zoo) + -philia. "[F]ormerly not implying sexual intercourse or bestiality" [OED].

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zoophilia in Medicine

zoophilia zo·o·phil·i·a (zō'ə-fĭl'ē-ə) or zo·oph·i·lism (zō-ŏf'ə-lĭz'əm) or zo·oph·i·ly (-ə-lē)
n.
Attraction to or affinity for animals.

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Encyclopedia Article for zoophilia

bestiality

sexual relations between a human being and an animal. Although the practice is illegal in most countries, occasional zoophilic encounters are fairly common, especially in rural areas, where 17 percent of U.S. males in the Kinsey report of 1948 acknowledged sexual experience with animals at least once. Sexual contacts between women and animals occur less frequently.

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