odyl

noun
od·​yl
variants: or odyle \ ˈädᵊl , ˈōd-​ \
plural -s

Definition of odyl

: a force or natural power formerly held by some to reside in certain individuals and things and to underlie hypnotism and magnetism and some other phenomena

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History and Etymology for odyl

International Scientific Vocabulary od entry 2 + Greek hylē forest, wood, material

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