UK [ˈfɪlɪə] / US suffix
1) used for making nouns describing a form of sexual activity that is not considered normal

paedophilia (= sexual feelings towards children)

2) used for making nouns describing some medical conditions

haemophilia (= a condition in which you bleed too much when you are injured)

English dictionary. 2014.

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