Words related to -phile

acidophilus (adj.)
1920, used of milk fermented by acidophilic bacteria, from acidophil (1900), indicating "easily stained by acid dyes," a hybrid word, from Latin acidus "acidic, sour, tart" (see acid (adj.)) + Greek philos "loving" (see -phile); the bacteria so called because they stain easily with an acid dye.
ailurophile (n.)

"cat-lover," 1931, with -phile "one that loves" + Greek ailouros "cat" (probably only "wildcat," as "domestic cats were not found in the Greek world" [Beekes]), which is of unknown origin. Usually explained as a compound of aiolos "quick-moving" + oura "tail," hence "with moving tail," which is plausible despite some phonetic difficulties, according to Beekes, who also notes "the word may well have been adapted by folk etymology ...." An earlier attempt at an English word for "cat-lover" was philofelist (1843).

Anglophile (adj.)
1864, in reference to France, from Anglo- + -phile. Both Anglomania (1787) and Anglophobia (1793) are first attested in the writings of Thomas Jefferson.
audiophile (n.)
1951, originally in "High Fidelity" magazine, from audio- + -phile.
bibliophile (n.)
also bibliophil, "lover of books," 1824, from French bibliophile; see biblio- "book" + -phile "lover." Related: Bibliophilic; bibliophily.
discophile (n.)

 "enthusiast for or collector of gramophone recordings," 1940, from disc in the musical recording sense + -phile "one that loves or is attracted to." The earlier word was gramophile.

drosophila (n.)

scientific name of the fruit fly, 1829, the genus name, from Modern Latin (Fallén, 1823), from Greek drosos "dew" (which Beekes says is "probably of Pre-Greek origin") + philos "loving" (see -phile).

Francophile (adj.)
"characterized by excessive fondness of France and the French," 1875, from Franco- + -phile. "A newspaper word" [OED]. Its opposite, Francophobe, is recorded from 1890, implied in Francophobic; Francophobia is from 1862. An earlier word was anti-Gallician (n.), attested from 1755.
gramophile (n.)
fan of gramophone records, 1922, from gramophone + -phile.
hippophile (n.)
"horse-lover," 1852, from hippo- "horse" + -phile "one that loves."