Origin of hylo-

< Greek, combining form of hȳ́lē wood, matter
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British Dictionary definitions for hylo-


before a vowel hyl-

combining form
  1. indicating matter (as distinguished from spirit)hylozoism
  2. indicating woodhylophagous

Word Origin for hylo-

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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