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Root for March 24th, 2005

The root today comes from Greek: phil.

Phil predominantly means "love", but it also means "a strong tendency" in scientific cases.

Philanthropy: phil + anthrop + y = the state of loving mankind

Bibliophile: biblio + phil + e = one who loves books

Hemophiliac: hemo + phil + iac = one who has a strong tendency to bleed

Any other derivatives?
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