Meaning of zoophily in English:

zoophily

noun

  • 1Emotional attachment to, or love of, animals; opposition to cruelty to animals. Also occasionally: sexual attraction to, or activity with, animals. Now chiefly historical and somewhat rare.

  • 2Ecology
    Pollination by animals. Also: specifically pollination by vertebrate animals as distinct from insects.

  • 3Biology
    The tendency of a parasitic organism (especially a mosquito) to prefer feeding or living on animals rather than humans; the state of being zoophilic.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From zoo- + -phily.

Pronunciation

zoophily

/zuːˈɒfɪli/ /zəʊˈɒfɪli/ /zuːˈɒf(ə)li/