necrophile etymology

English word necrophile comes from English -phile, English necro- (Forming compound words related to death or dead tissue.)

Detailed word origin of necrophile

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phile English (eng) Forming nouns and adjectives meaning "loving", "friendly", or "friend".
necro- English (eng) Forming compound words related to death or dead tissue.
necrophile English (eng) (sexuality) One who is subject to necrophilia.

Words with the same origin as necrophile

Descendants of -phile
Hungarophile Indophile Londonphile Turcophile Xenaphile amphiphile capnophile coprophile entomophile gerontophile infracaninophile mesophile oenophile parthenophile pedophile pianophile pronucleophile psammophile redophile scopophile siderophile spankophile tobaccophile toxophile
Descendants of necro-
necrochemical necrocracy necrocyte necrocytosis necrogenic necrogenous necrohormone necroinflammation necroinflammatory necrolatry necrologist necromancer necropants necrophagy necrophobe necrophore necrophyte necropolitical necropolitics necropost necropsy necrosome necrotroph necrozoophilia