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[hahy-luh] /ˈhaɪ lə/

a tree frog of the genus Hyla.
any tree frog of the genus Hyla, such as H. leucophyllata (white-spotted hyla) of tropical America


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  • Hylo-

    1. a combining form meaning “wood,” “matter,” used in the formation of compound words: hylophagous; hylotheism. combining form 1. indicating matter (as distinguished from spirit): hylozoism 2. indicating wood: hylophagous word-forming element meaning “wood, forest; matter,” from Greek hylo-, from hylos “wood; matter,” of unknown origin.

  • Hylomorphic

    [hahy-luh-mawr-fik] /ˌhaɪ ləˈmɔr fɪk/ adjective, Philosophy. 1. (of a creature) composed of corporeal and spiritual matter.

  • Hylomorphism

    [hahy-luh-mawr-fiz-uh m] /ˌhaɪ ləˈmɔr fɪz əm/ noun, Philosophy. 1. 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. /ˌhaɪləˈmɔːfɪzəm/ noun 1. the philosophical doctrine that identifies matter with the first cause of the universe

  • Hylophagous

    [hahy-lof-uh-guh s] /haɪˈlɒf ə gəs/ adjective 1. (def 1). /haɪˈlɒfəɡəs/ adjective 1. (esp of insects) feeding on wood

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