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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, 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.