ailurophilic /uy loor'euh fil"ik, ay loor'-/, adj.
/uy loor"euh fuyl', ay loor"-/, n.
a person who likes cats; cat fancier.
[1925-30; < Gk aílouro(s) cat + -PHILE]

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  • ailurophile — ai·lu·ro·phile …   English syllables

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