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hylozoism

[hahy-luh-zoh-iz-uh m] /ˌhaɪ ləˈzoʊ ɪz əm/
noun, Philosophy
1.
the doctrine that matter is inseparable from life, which is a property of matter.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; hylo- + zo- (stem of Greek zōḗ) life + -ism
Related forms
hylozoic, adjective
hylozoist, noun
hylozoistic, adjective
hylozoistically, adverb
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hylozoism

/ˌhaɪləˈzəʊɪzəm/
noun
1.
the philosophical doctrine that life is one of the properties of matter
Derived Forms
hylozoic, adjective
hylozoist, noun
hylozoistic, adjective
hylozoistically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: hylo- + Greek zōē life
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