hylomorphism

hylomorphism
[ˌhʌɪlə(ʊ)'mɔ:fɪz(ə)m]
noun Philosophy the doctrine that matter is the first cause of the universe and that physical objects result from the combination of matter and form.
Derivatives
hylomorphic adjective
Origin
C19: from hylo- + Gk morphē 'form'.

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