hylo-, hyle-, hyl-

(Greek: wood, forest, substance, matter; material, materialism)

hylologist
hylology
hyloma
hylomania
An excessive tendency towards materialism or a fascination for forests.
hylomorphism
1. The belief that all material objects are made up of matter, which is only potential, and form, which makes the object an actuality.
2. The theory that every physical object is composed of two principles, an unchanging prime matter and a form deprived of actuality with every substantial change of the object.
3. A metaphysical view according to which every natural body consists of two intrinsic principles, one potential (namely, primary matter) and one actual (namely, substantial form); the permanent principle is matter, the actual principle is form.
hylopathic
hylopathist
hylopathy
The obsolete doctrine that disease is due to changes in the constitution of matter.
hylophagous, hylophage, hylophagy
Feeding on wood; such as, termites.
hylophile
hylophilous
hylophily
In biology, thriving in or living in forests.
hylophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An irrational aversion of forests: Afflicted with hylophobia, Toby wouldn't go alone through the woods because he was so afraid of getting lost!
hylophyte
hylotheism (s) (noun), hylotheisms (pl)
1. The belief that God and the material world are the same.
2. The doctrine that God and matter or the material universe are identical or united as one; material pantheism.

Related "wood" word units: ligni-; xylo-.