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

hylozoist

play \ˌhī-lə-ˈzō-ist\ noun

hylozoistic

play \ˌhī-lə-zō-ˈi-stik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hylozoism

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


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