philozoist

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From Ancient Greek φίλος (phílos, beloved) + ζῷον (zôion, animal) +‎ -ist.

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philozoist (plural philozoists)

  1. a lover of all forms of life (as opposed to only humans or those life forms useful to humans)
    • 1837, The Analyst Vol. XII, edited by William Holl and Neville Wood, p. 344
      Man, the philozoist observes, may use animals, but he may not abuse them.

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