Do you know what a suffix is? A suffix is a word part that is added to the end of a root word to change its meaning. The suffix philic is one of the most common suffixes and is used to describe a love or affinity for something. For example, ‘opsonophilic’ means a love of being eaten, ‘chromophilic’ means a love of color, ‘chromatophilic’ means a love of pigments, ‘cryophilic’ means a love of cold temperatures, and ‘electrophilic’ means a love of electricity.
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This article page provides a comprehensive list of words with the suffix philic. The words are arranged by common usage and there are a total of 55 words in the list. All of the words are provided without meanings, so readers can use the list as a reference for further research.
The words arranged in the lists below are in order of frequency of use, from left to right and down.
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