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hy·lo·zo·ism

 (hī′lə-zō′ĭz′əm)
n.
The philosophical doctrine holding that all matter has life, which is a property or derivative of matter.

[Greek hūlē, matter + Greek zōē, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots + -ism.]

hy′lo·zo′ic adj.
hy′lo·zo′ist n.
hy′lo·zo·is′tic (-zō-ĭs′tĭk) adj.

hylozoism

(ˌhaɪləˈzəʊɪzəm)
n
(Philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that life is one of the properties of matter
[C17: hylo- + Greek zōē life]
ˌhyloˈzoic adj
ˌhyloˈzoist n
ˌhylozoˈistic adj
ˌhylozoˈistically adv

hy•lo•zo•ism

(ˌhaɪ ləˈzoʊ ɪz əm)

n.
the philosophical doctrine that matter is inseparable from life, which is a property of matter.
[1670–80; < Greek hyl(ē) matter, wood + -o- -o- + zō(ḗ) life + -ism]
hy`lo•zo′ic, adj.
hy`lo•zo′ist, n.
hy`lo•zo•is′tic, adj.

hylozoism

Philosophy. the doctrine that all matter has life. — hylozoist, n. — hylozoistic, adj.
See also: Matter