Macrobiotics

Mac`ro*bi*ot"ics

(?), n. 1. (Physiol.) The art of prolonging life.
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2. Specifically: A philosophy or attitude that health and long life are promoted by adhering to a diet consisting mostly of whole grains, with some vegetables, beans, fruit, and moderate amounts of seafood. However, the absence of essential nutrients such as fat makes such a diet of questionable value if strictly adhered to.
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mac`ro*ce*phal"ic

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mac`ro*ceph"a*lous

(?), a. [Macro + Gr. kefalh` the head.] 1. Of or pertaining to macrocephaly; having an unusually large head.
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2. (Bot.) Having the cotyledons of a dicotyledonous embryo confluent, and forming a large mass compared with the rest of the body. Henslow.
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