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biophilia

[bahy-oh-fil-ee-uh, ‐feel-yuh] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈfɪl i ə, ‐ˈfil yə/
noun
1.
a love of life and the living world; the affinity of human beings for other life forms.
Origin of biophilia
1960-1965
1960-65; < New Latin “love of life” from bio- + -philia; coined by Erich Fromm in The Heart of Man: Its Genius for Good and Evil (1964) to mean “love for humanity and nature, and independence and freedom”; extended by Edward O. Wilson in Biophilia (1984) to mean “the rich, natural pleasure that comes from being surrounded by living organisms.”
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biophilia

/ˌbaɪəʊˈfɪlɪə/
noun
1.
an innate love for the natural world, supposed to be felt universally by humankind
Word Origin
C20: bio + -philia
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