homophilia(adjective, homophilic): the condition in which love, lust, and pairbonding are directed and attached primarily to those of the same sex. A condition of being in which sexuoerotic arousal and facilitation or attainment of orgasm are responsive to, and dependent upon a partner of the same morphologic sex [from Greek, homos, same + -philia]. Homophilia may exist only in ideation and affect or in combination with sexual behavior in some homosexuality. Synonym, homoerotic. See also homosexualism; homosexuality.

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