anthropophilic

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anthropo- +‎ -philic

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anthropophilic

  1. Preferring human beings to other animals. It especially alludes to (i) bloodsucking arthropods such as mosquitos, denoting the preference of a parasite for the human host as a source of blood or tissues over an animal host; and (ii) dermatophytic fungi which grow preferentially on humans.

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