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mi·lieu

 (mĭl-yo͝o′, mē-lyœ′)
n. pl. mi·lieus or mi·lieux (-lyœ′)
An environment or a setting.

[French, from Old French, center : mi, middle (from Latin medius; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots) + lieu, place (from Latin locus).]

milieu

(ˈmiːljɜː; French miljø)
n, pl -lieux (-ljɜː; -ljɜːz; French -ljø) , -lieus
surroundings, location, or setting
[C19: from French, from mi- mid1 + lieu place]

mi•lieu

(mɪlˈyʊ, mil-; Fr. miˈlyœ)

n., pl. mi•lieus (mɪlˈyʊz, mil-) mi•lieux (Fr. miˈlyœ)
surroundings; environment.
[1795–1805; < French, =mi (< Latin medius middle) + lieu lieu]
syn: See environment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.milieu - the environmental conditionmilieu - the environmental condition    
environment - the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"

milieu

noun surroundings, setting, scene, environment, element, background, location, sphere, locale, mise en scène (French) They stayed within their own social milieu.

milieu

noun
The totality of surrounding conditions and circumstances affecting growth or development:
Translations
miljø

milieu

[ˈmiːljɜː] (milieus or milieux (pl)) [ˈmiːljɜː] Nmedio m, entorno m

milieu

[ˈmiːljɜː] nmilieu m

milieu

nMilieu nt

milieu

[ˈmiːljɜː] nambiente m sociale
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To paraphrase Claude Bernard, 1865, La fixite du milieu interieur est la condition de lavie libre'
Indeed the variability of its composition is a major way in which the "milieu interieur" is kept more or less constant in the face of environmental and nutritional changes.