[ prahy-mawr-dee-uhm ]
/ praɪˈmɔr di əm /
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noun, plural pri·mor·di·a [prahy-mawr-dee-uh]. /praɪˈmɔr di ə/. Embryology.
the first recognizable, histologically differentiated stage in the development of an organ.
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How to use primordium in a sentence
It does not therefore follow, because these primordia semina rerum are not discoverable, that therefore they may not exist.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
Datur hc venia antiquitati, ut miscendo humana divinis primordia urbium augustiora faciat.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. II of II)|Charles Bucke
No wonder that at a time of such turbulence fine society also should have shown the primordia of a great change.The Works of Max Beerbohm|Max Beerbohm
Origines Guelfic, quibus potentissim gentis primordia, magnitudo, variaque fortuna exhibentur.
It seems also by what is delivered in StraboUniversarum rerum primordia diverta esse, faciendi autem mundi initium aquam.The Sceptical Chymist|Robert Boyle
British Dictionary definitions for primordium
/ (praɪˈmɔːdɪəm) /
noun plural -dia (-dɪə)
biology an organ or part in the earliest stage of development
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