primordium

[ prahy-mawr-dee-uhm ]
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noun,plural pri·mor·di·a [prahy-mawr-dee-uh]. /praɪˈmɔr di ə/. Embryology.
  1. the first recognizable, histologically differentiated stage in the development of an organ.

Origin of primordium

1
1665–75; <Latin prīmōrdium, in plural: beginnings, elementary stage, equivalent to prīm(us) first (see prime) + ōrd(īrī) to begin + -ium-ium; cf. exordium

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primordium

/ (praɪˈmɔːdɪəm) /


nounplural -dia (-dɪə)
  1. biology an organ or part in the earliest stage of development

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