zoophilic
or zoophilous adjective Date: 1886 having an attraction to or preference for animals; especially of an insect preferring animals to humans as a source of food

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  • zoophilic — [zō΄ō fil′ik, zō΄əfil′ik] adj. 1. having an attraction, esp. a strong sexual attraction, to animals 2. adapted to pollination by animals other than insects: said of plants: Also zoophilous [zō äf′ə ləs] * * * See zoophile. * * * …   Universalium

  • zoophilic — [zō΄ō fil′ik, zō΄əfil′ik] adj. 1. having an attraction, esp. a strong sexual attraction, to animals 2. adapted to pollination by animals other than insects: said of plants: Also zoophilous [zō äf′ə ləs] …   English World dictionary

  • Zoophilic — This article refers to the biological term; see zoophilia for the article about the sexual preference. Zoophilic means liking or preferring animals.Zoophilic organisms are found primarily in animals and cause marked inflammatory reactions in… …   Wikipedia

  • zoophilic — 1. Relating to or displaying zoophilism. 2. Animal seeking or animal preferring; denoting preference of a parasite for an animal host over a human. [zoo + G. philos, fond, loving] * * * zoo·phil·ic .zō ə fil ik adj having an attraction to or… …   Medical dictionary

  • zoophilic — adjective liking or preferring animals. See Also: zoophilia, zoology …   Wiktionary

  • zoophilic — adj. having an affinity for animals; pollinated by animals (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • zoophilic — zo·o·phil·ic …   English syllables

  • zoophilic — …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Microsporum — A genus of pathogenic fungi causing dermatophytosis. In appropriate culture media, characteristic macroconidia are seen; microconidia are rare in most species. [micro + G. sporos, seed] M. audouinii an anthrophilic fungal …   Medical dictionary

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