-phil
I. noun combining form or -phile Etymology: French -phile, from Greek -philos -philous lover ; one having an affinity for or a strong attraction to <
acidophil
>
<
Slavophile
>
II. adjective combining form or -phile Etymology: New Latin -philus, from Latin, from Greek -philos loving ; having a fondness or affinity for <
Francophile
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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