a combining form meaning “wood,” “matter,” used in the formation of compound words: hylophagous; hylotheism.

< Greek, combining form of hȳ́lē wood, matter

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hylo- or (before a vowel) hyl-
combining form
1.  indicating matter (as distinguished from spirit): hylozoism
2.  indicating wood: hylophagous
[from Greek hulē wood]
hyl- or (before a vowel) hyl-
combining form
[from Greek hulē wood]

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