biophilic

adjective
bio·​phil·​ic | \ ˌbī-ō-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce biophilic (audio) \

Definition of biophilic

: of, relating to, or characterized by biophilia : relating to, showing, or being the human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life in nature The biophilic tendency is nevertheless so clearly evinced in daily life and widely distributed as to deserve serious attention. It unfolds in the predictable fantasies and responses of individuals from early childhood onward.— E. O. Wilson However, the emerging concept of biophilic design recognizes how much human physical and mental well-being relies on the quality of our relationships to the natural world.— Lindsey Blomberg

First Known Use of biophilic

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Biophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biophilic. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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