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biocentric

[bahy-oh-sen-trik]
adjective
  1. centered in life; having life as its principal fact.
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Origin of biocentric

First recorded in 1885–90; bio- + -centric
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Historical Examples of biocentric

  • These questions belong to metaphysics, and vitalistic or biocentric conceptions may be valid in the metaphysical sphere.

    John Dewey's logical theory

    Delton Thomas Howard

  • The biologist, he thinks, "may now rightly regard the universe in its very essence as biocentric."


Word Origin and History for biocentric

adj.

also bio-centric, 1889, from bio- + -centric. Anti-biocentric attested from 1882.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper