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Gerontophilia is the sexual preference for the elderly. The word gerontophilia derives from Greek: geron, meaning "old man or woman" and philie, meaning "love".[1] A person who has a sexual preference for the elderly is a gerontophile. Specialised terms are alphamegamia for the attraction to an older man and anililagnia for the attraction to an older woman.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Kaul, A.; Duffy, S. (1991). "Gerontophilia: A case report". Medicine, Science and the Law 31: 110–114.