- constituting a beginning; giving origin to something derived or developed; original; elementary: primordial forms of life.
- Embryology. first formed.
- pertaining to or existing at or from the very beginning: primordial matter.
Origin of primordial
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She had fought desperately, primordially, when 105 she had learned that her errand of mercy was nothing more than a cruel hoax.The Place of Honeymoons
- existing at or from the beginning; earliest; primeval
- constituting an origin; fundamental
- biology of or relating to an early stage of developmentprimordial germ cells
- an elementary or basic principle
C14: from Late Latin prīmōrdiālis original, from Latin prīmus first + ōrdīrī to begin
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Word Origin and History for primordially
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- Being or happening first in sequence of time; primary; original.
- Belonging to or characteristic of the earliest stage of development of an organism or part.
- Relating to a primordium.