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macrobiotic

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adjective mac·ro·bi·ot·ic \-bī-ˈä-tik, -bē-\

Simple Definition of macrobiotic

  • : consisting of mainly whole grains and vegetables

Full Definition of macrobiotic

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a diet based on the Chinese cosmological principles of yin and yang that consists of whole cereals and grains supplemented especially with beans and vegetables and that in its especially former more restrictive forms has been linked to nutritional deficiencies

macrobiotics noun plural but singular in construction

1965

First Known Use of macrobiotic

1965

Rhymes with macrobiotic


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macrobiotic

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adjective mac·ro·bi·ot·ic \ˌmak-rō-bī-ˈät-ik, -bē-\

Medical Definition of macrobiotic

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a diet that consists of whole cereals and grains supplemented especially with beans and vegetables and that in its especially former more restrictive forms has been linked to nutritional deficiencies




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