noun /pænˈzoˈĭzˈəm/
: Belief that the entire universe is a living thing, or is suffused with life.

He holds that there is a pangenesis or panzoism in all animated being. Now, what is this but the "life" of the old zoologists whom they so ridicule?

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  • panzoist — 1. noun /pænˈzoˈĭst one who believes in panzoism. 2. adjective /pænˈzoˈĭst of or relating to panzoism …   Wiktionary

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  • panzoistic — adjective /pænˈzoˈĭs tĭk of or relating to panzoism Samuel Butler, God the Known and God the Unknown (1917 [1879]) p.83 …   Wiktionary

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