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macrobiotics

[ mak-roh-bahy-ot-iks ]
/ ˌmæk roʊ baɪˈɒt ɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)

a philosophically oriented program incorporating elements from several ancient cultures and emphasizing harmony with nature, especially through adherence to a diet consisting primarily of whole grains, beans, vegetables, and moderate amounts of seafood and fruit.

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Origin of macrobiotics

1860–65 for general sense “the science of prolonging life”; see macrobiotic, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for macrobiotics

macrobiotics
/ (ˌmækrəʊbaɪˈɒtɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) a dietary system in which foods are classified according to the principles of Yin and Yang. It advocates diets of whole grains and vegetables grown without chemical additives

Word Origin for macrobiotics

C20: from macro- + Greek biotos life + -ics
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Medical definitions for macrobiotics

macrobiotics
[ măk′rō-bī-ŏtĭks ]

n.

The theory or practice of promoting well-being and longevity, principally by means of a diet consisting chiefly of whole grains and beans and restricted amounts of liquids and noncereal foods.

Other words from macrobiotics

mac′ro•bi•otic adj.
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