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a combining form meaning “wood,” “matter,” used in the formation of compound words:
hylophagous; hylotheism.
Origin of hylo-
< Greek, combining form of hȳ́lē wood, matter Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for hylo-


combining form
indicating matter (as distinguished from spirit): hylozoism
indicating wood: hylophagous
Word Origin
from Greek hulē wood
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Word Origin and History for hylo-

word-forming element meaning "wood, forest; matter," from Greek hylo-, from hylos "wood; matter," of unknown origin.

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