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par•a•phil•i•a



Pronunciation: (par"u-fil'ē-u), [key]
n. Psychiatry.
a type of mental disorder characterized by a preference for or obsession with unusual sexual practices, as pedophilia, sadomasochism, or exhibitionism. Also called sexual deviation.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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