hylomorphism

noun hy·lo·mor·phism
variants: less commonly

hylemorphism

Definition of hylomorphism

plural

-s

Aristotelianism

  1. :  a doctrine that corporeal beings consist of a combination of Aristotelian forms and primordial matter

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Origin and Etymology of hylomorphism

hylomorphism from hyl- + morph- + -ism; hylemorphism alteration (influenced by Greek hylē matter) of hylomorphism


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