Definition of hylic in English:

hylic

adjective

rare
  • Relating to matter; material.

    • ‘Further, it should be made clear that the anaphoric is the repetitive aspect of the poetic text while the hylic is its material specificity.’
    • ‘So Musashi died of his hylic self on the tree.’
    • ‘Can reality be divided into the pneumatic and the hylic without one being intrinsically superior?’
    • ‘To know and live by only one tradition is, by that very fact, to be exposed as hylic.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: via late Latin from Greek hulikos, from hulē matter.

Pronunciation:

hylic

/ˈhīlik/