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Term: zoophilia
Literally meaning: “sexual attraction to animals”
Origin: Anc Greek
ζώον/zoon=a live thing, animal ζωή/zoi(=life)
+(-φιλία/-philia) (=philia, comping form meaning “affection”, “friendship” or “mutual love”) >φιλέω/phileo (verb meaning  “love”, “kiss”, “have tenderness for”) > πίλναμαι/pilnamai(=contact, approach)
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Definition
Zoophilia is a paraphilia (unusual sexual nature) in which there is a sexual attraction to animals. The sexual action with animals is called bestiality.

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