noun Psychiatry.

  1. an erotic attraction to corpses.


  1. sexual attraction for or sexual intercourse with dead bodiesAlso called: necromania, necrophilism

n.1892, in Chaddock’s translation of Krafft-Ebbing’s “Psychopathia Sexualis,” from necro- + -philia. n.

  1. An abnormal fondness for being in the presence of dead bodies.necromania
  2. Sexual contact with or erotic desire for dead bodies.

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