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biocentric

[bahy-oh-sen-trik] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈsɛn trɪk/
adjective
1.
centered in life; having life as its principal fact.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; bio- + -centric
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  • He said humanity was poised to shift from an anthropocentric to a biocentric view.
  • The supreme biocentric act is not to discover yet one more animal product to abstain from.
  • Together, these factors may explain why southern residents favor biocentric values over economic and utilitarian uses of forests.
Word Origin and History for biocentric
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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