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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κτείς (kteís, comb) + -phile

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtiːnəfaɪl/
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NounEdit

ctenophile (plural ctenophiles)

  1. a lover of combs
    • 1973: Making a show of looking for his comb which is, as usual, lost, suspect is known as a notorious ctenophile — Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

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