Pedophilia



[ped-uh-fil-ee-uh or, esp. British, pee-duh-] /ˌpɛd əˈfɪl i ə or, esp. British, ˌpi də-/

noun, Psychiatry.
1.
sexual desire in an adult for a child.
/ˌpiːdəʊˈfɪlɪə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling (esp US) of paedophilia
n.

1900, from Greek pais (genitive paidos) “child” (see pedo-) + philos “loving” see -phile). First attested in an abstract of a report by Krafft-Ebing.

pedophilia ped·o·phil·i·a (pěd’ə-fĭl’ē-ə, pē’də-)
n.
The act or fantasy on the part of an adult of engaging in sexual activity with a child or children.
ped’o·phile’ (-fīl’) n.
ped’o·phil’i·ac’ (-fĭl’ē-āk’) adj. & n.

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