: of, relating to, or being a study of the life and work of someone (such as a writer or moviemaker)

Word History


bi- entry 2 (biographical) + critical

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of biocritical was in 1969

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near biocritical

Cite this Entry

“Biocritical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!