a combining form meaning “wood,” “matter,” used in the formation of compound words: hylophagous; hylotheism.
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Origin of hylo-
<Greek, combining form of hȳ́lē wood, matter
Words nearby hylo-
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British Dictionary definitions for hylo-
before a vowel hyl-
indicating matter (as distinguished from spirit)hylozoism
Word Origin for hylo-
from Greek hulē wood
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