Meaning of paraphilia

par•a•phil•i•a

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