heliophile etymology

English word heliophile comes from English -phile, English helio- (Concerning the sun.)

Detailed word origin of heliophile

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phile English (eng) Forming nouns and adjectives meaning "loving", "friendly", or "friend".
helio- English (eng) Concerning the sun.
heliophile English (eng) Any organism that is attracted to sunlight.

Words with the same origin as heliophile

Descendants of -phile
Hungarophile Indophile Londonphile Turcophile Xenaphile amphiphile capnophile coprophile entomophile gerontophile infracaninophile mesophile necrophile oenophile parthenophile pedophile pianophile pronucleophile psammophile redophile scopophile siderophile spankophile tobaccophile toxophile
Descendants of helio-
apheliotropic heliobacterium heliocentric heliogram heliography heliolater heliolatitude heliolatry heliomagnetic heliophobia heliophysics helioseismic helioseismological helioseismologist helioseismology heliosheath heliosis heliosynchronous heliotaxis heliotheist heliotheistic heliotherapeutic heliothermic heliotropic