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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by actions imitative of those of animals: said of an early stage of culture in which all technic activities, such as cutting, breaking, sawing, etc., are supposed to be imitative of similar activities of animals, and in which appropriate parts of animals, such as teeth, claws, horns, etc., are used as tools. Also called, hylozoic. Compare prelithic.

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