hylic

adjective
hy·​lic | \ ˈhīlik \

Definition of hylic

1 : of or relating to matter : material corporeal hylic wants
2 : of or relating to the lowest of the three Gnostic divisions of humankind — compare psychic entry 2 sense 3, pneumatic entry 2 sense 1

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History and Etymology for hylic

Late Latin hylicus, from Greek hylikos, from hylē wood, matter + -ikos -ic

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“Hylic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hylic. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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