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

Other Words from hylozoism

hylozoist \ˌhī-lə-ˈzō-ist \ noun
hylozoistic \ˌhī-lə-zō-ˈi-stik \ adjective

First Known Use of hylozoism

1678, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hylozoism

Greek hylē matter, literally, wood + zōos alive, living; akin to Greek zōē life — more at quick entry 1

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