zoism

noun (1)
zo·​ism | \ ˈzōˌizəm \
plural -s

Definition of zoism

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a doctrine that the phenomena of life are due to a peculiar vital principle : the theory of élan vital

zoism

noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of zoism (Entry 2 of 2)

: reverence for animal life : belief in animal powers and influences

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History and Etymology for zoism

Noun (1)

Greek zōē life + English -ism

Noun (2)

International Scientific Vocabulary zo- + -ism

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“Zoism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoism. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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