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Pronunciation: nek'ro-fil'e-a, ne-krof'i-lizm


  1. A morbid fondness for being in the presence of dead bodies.
  2. The impulse to have sexual contact, or the act of such contact, with a dead body, usually of men with female corpses.

[necro- + G. phileo, to love]

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