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The philosophical doctrine holding that all matter has life, which is a property or derivative of matter.
hy′lo·zo·is′tic (-zō-ĭs′tĭk) adj.
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(Philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that life is one of the properties of matter
[C17: hylo- + Greek zōē life]
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hy•lo•zo•ism(ˌhaɪ ləˈzoʊ ɪz əm)
the philosophical doctrine that matter is inseparable from life, which is a property of matter.
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Philosophy. the doctrine that all matter has life. — hylozoist, n. — hylozoistic, adj.See also: Matter
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