Meaning of heterophilic in English:

heterophilic

Pronunciation /ˌhɛt(ə)rə(ʊ)ˈfɪlɪk/

adjective

  • 1Sociology
    Of or relating to the tendency of people to seek out or be drawn to those they perceive to be different to themselves.

  • 2Sexually or romantically attracted to people of the opposite sex; that has a heterosexual character or nature. Opposed to homophilic .

Origin

1940s. From hetero- + -philic.