zoism

doctrine that life originates from a single vital principle

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Zoism — o ism, n. [Gr. zwh life + ism.] 1. Reverence for animal life or belief in animal powers and influences, as among savages. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Biol.) A doctrine, now discarded, that the phenomena of life are due to a peculiar vital… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zoism — ZOÍSM elem. v. zoo2 . Trimis de tavi, 13.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • zoism — zo·ism …   English syllables

  • zoism — I. ˈzōˌizəm noun ( s) Etymology: Greek zōē life + English ism : a doctrine that the phenomena of life are due to a peculiar vital principle : the theory of élan vital II. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • cosmo-zoism — see cosmo …   Useful english dictionary

  • pan-zoism — noun Alternate spelling of panzoism …   Wiktionary

  • zoo — ZÓO subst. Grădină zoologică. [pr.: zo o] – Din fr. zoo. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  ZOO2 , ZO , ZOÁR, ZÓIC, ZOÍSM elem. Animal . (din fr. zo/o/ , zoaire, zoïque, zoïsme, cf. gr. zoon). Trimis de t …   Dicționar Român

  • Philosophical Isms — Here are 234 different isms, each representing a philosophical, political or moral doctrine or a belief system. In selecting terms for the list, I have deliberately avoided any word which apply ism to a personal name, so that Marxism doesn t… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • zoic —   a. showing traces of life; containing organic remains.    ♦ zoism, n. doctrine that life depends on a peculiar vital principle …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cosmozoism — ˌkäzməˈzōˌizəm, ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: cosm + zoism : the theory or conception of the cosmos as animate …   Useful english dictionary

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