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See also 41. BEHAVIOR ; 91. COLLECTIONS and COLLECTING ; 251. LOVE ; 254. MANIAS ; 313. PHOBIAS ; 334. PSYCHOLOGY .

aileurophilia, ailurophilia
an abnormal fondness for cats.
Anglophile
a person with a fondness for England and things English.
audiophile
a person especially interested in high-fidelity sound equipment and recordings on tape or disks.
audiophilia
1. the state or condition of an audiophile.
2. the state of one who listens to high-fidelity equipment solely for the quality of reproduction. — audiophilic, adj.
bibliophile
a lover of books.— bibliophilism, bibliophily, n.
carcinophilia
an affinity for cancerous tissue, a property of certain chemical agents.
cinephilia
avid moviegoing. — cinephile, n., adj.
claustrophilia
an abnormal desire to be closed in, to shut all windows and doors. — claustrophile, n. claustrophilic, adj.
demophilia
a great fondness for crowds.
discophily, diskophily
the zealous study and collection of phonograph records. Also called phonophily . — discophile, diskophile, n.
Francophile
a person with a fondness for France and things French.
galeophilia
aileurophilia.
Cermanophile
a person who is especially attracted to or interested in Germany, its people, culture, etc.
gramophile
British. a lover and collector of phonograph records.
hydrophily
an affinity for water, a property of certain materials. — hydrophilic, hydrophilous, adj.
iconophilist
a person who collects pictures, as prints, engravings, lithographs, etc.
laparotomaphilia
the abnormal desire to undergo abdominal surgery for simulated reasons.
musicophile
a music lover.
mysophilia
an abnormal attraction to filth.
necrophilia, necrophily, necrophilism
an abnormal attraction, especially erotic, to corpses. — necrophile, n., adj. necrophiliac, n., adj.
nemophily
a fondness or liking for forests, woods, or woodland scenery. — nemophilist, n. nemophilous, adj.
nosophilia
an abnormal desire to be ill. Also called pathophilia .
nyctophilia
an abnormal preference for the night over the day.
pathophilia
nosophilia.
phonophily
discophily.
pyrophilia
a love of fire
Russophilism
great fondness for or interest in Russia, its people, customs, language, art, etc. — Russophile, n., adj.
Slavophilism
enthusiasm for or admiration of things Slavic, its literature, language, culture, customs, etc. — Slavophil, Slavophile, n., adj.
taphophilia
an abnormal love for funerals, graves, and cemeteries.
toxophily
the art or sport of archery. — toxophilite, n.
zoophilism, zoophily
love of animals. — zoophilist, n. zoophilous, adj.

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