biophilia etymology

English word biophilia comes from English -philia, English bio- (Life. Organic life.)

Detailed word origin of biophilia

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-philia English (eng) (pathology) abnormal liking or tendency; paraphilia. Liking; love (for something).
bio- English (eng) Life. Organic life.
biophilia English (eng) (obsolete, rare) Hypochondria.. (psychology) The biological drive to preserve oneself; love of life.. The love of or empathy with nature and all living things.

Words with the same origin as biophilia

Descendants of -philia
Judeophilia bibliophilia blackophilia ethnophilia haematophilia hydrophilia incestophilia kleptophilia lesbophilia limnophilia logophilia mechaphilia mycophilia mysophilia necrophile nepiophilia ochlophilia olfactophilia plumbophilia polyphilia pornophilia pyrophilia pædophilia teratophilia trichophilia
Descendants of bio-
biochemical biochemistry biodegradable biodestructible biodiesel biodilution biodiversity bioelectric biofeedback biofriendly biofuel biogenic biogeophysical biohazard bioluminescent biomechanics biomedical bionics bionucleonic bioscan bioscope biosphere biosynthesis biotech bioweapon