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philo-

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪləʊ/
(also phil- before a vowel or h)

Definition of philo- in English:

combiningForm

Denoting a liking for a specified thing: philogynist

Origin

from Greek philein 'to love' or philos 'loving'.

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