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hylozoism

noun hy·lo·zo·ism \ˌhī-lə-ˈzō-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of HYLOZOISM

:  a doctrine held especially by early Greek philosophers that all matter has life
hy·lo·zo·ist \-ˈzō-ist\ noun
hy·lo·zo·is·tic \-zō-ˈis-tik\ adjective

Origin of HYLOZOISM

Greek hylē matter, literally, wood + zōos alive, living; akin to Greek zōē life — more at quick
First Known Use: 1678

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