Zoophilia
A sexual disorder involving an erotic attraction to animals or an abnormal desire to have sexual contact with animals. Zoophilia is one form of paraphilia (deviant sexual behavior).
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A paraphilia in which sexual arousal and orgasm are facilitated by engaging in sexual activities with animals. SYN: bestiality, zooerastia.

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zoo·phil·ia .zō-ə-'fil-ē-ə n an erotic fixation on animals that may result in sexual excitement through real or fancied contact

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zoo·phil·ia (zo″o-filґe-ə) 1. fondness or preference for animals other than humans. 2. a paraphilia in which intercourse or other sexual activity with animals is the preferred method of achieving sexual excitement.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • zoophilia — (n.) attraction to animals involving release of sexual energy, 1899, in a translation of Krafft Ebing, from comb. form of Gk. zoion animal (see ZOO (Cf. zoo)) + PHILIA (Cf. philia). [F]ormerly not implying sexual intercourse or bestiality [OED] …   Etymology dictionary

  • zoophilia — [zō΄ə fil′ē ə] n. [ ZOO + PHILIA] abnormal sexual attraction to animals …   English World dictionary

  • Zoophilia — For other uses, see Zoophilia (disambiguation). Bestiality redirects here. For other uses, see Bestiality (disambiguation). Zoophilia, from the Greek ζῷον (zṓion, animal ) and φιλία (philia, friendship or love ), also known as zoosexuality, is… …   Wikipedia

  • Zoophilia — Картина Эдуарда Анри Авриля. Зоофилия (от греч. ζωο животное и φιλία дружба или любовь) парафилия, определяемая как влечение человека, направленное на животных или признание животных сексуально привлекательными. Термин был предложен в 1894 году… …   Википедия

  • zoophilia — /zoh euh fil ee euh/, n. 1. the state of being zoophilous. 2. Psychol. an abnormal fondness or preference for animals. [1895 1900; ZOO + PHILIA] * * * ▪ sexual behaviour also called  Bestiality,         sexual relations between a human being and… …   Universalium

  • zoophilia — noun a) An affinity or fondness for animals. b) A paraphilia involving sexual attraction to animals …   Wiktionary

  • zoophilia — loving or caring for animals; bestiality Love and Attraction …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • zoophilia — n. sexual attraction to animals; (Psychology) abnormal and excessive fondness for animals, zoophilism, affection for animals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • zoophilia — zoo·phil·ia …   English syllables

  • zoophilia — /zoʊəˈfɪliə/ (say zohuh fileeuh), / ˈfil / (say feel ), / jə/ (say yuh) noun → bestiality (def. 3). –zoophiliac, adjective, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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