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altruism (noun) – 1. Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness.
2. (Zoology) Instinctive behavior that is detrimental to the individual but favours the survival or spread of that individual’s genes, as by benefiting its relatives.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : mid 19th century: from French altruisme, from Italian altrui ?somebody else?, from Latin alteri huic ?to this other?.