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Meaning of PRIMORDIAL

Pronunciation:  prI'mordeeal

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"
 

PRIMORDIAL is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: aboriginal, early, primaeval, primal, primeval
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pri*mor"di*al\, a. [L. primordialis, from primordium
    the first beginning; primus first + ordiri to begin a web, to
    begin: cf. F. primordial.]
    1. First in order; primary; original; of earliest origin; as,
       primordial condition. ``The primordial facts of our
       intelligent nature.'' --Sir W. Hamilton.
    
    2. (Geol.) Of or pertaining to the lowest beds of the
       Silurian age, corresponding to the Acadian and Potsdam
       periods in American geology. It is called also {Cambrian},
       and by many geologists is separated from the Silurian.
    
    3. (Biol.) Originally or earliest formed in the growth of an
       individual or organ; as, a primordial leaf; a primordial
       cell.
    
    {Primordial utricle} (Bot.), the interior lining of a young
       vegetable cell.
    
    
  2. \Pri*mor"di*al\, n.
    A first principle or element.
    
    
 

 

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