protomorphic

[ proh-tuh-mawr-fik ]
/ ˌproʊ təˈmɔr fɪk /

adjective Biology.

having a primitive character or structure.

Nearby words

  1. protohuman,
  2. protolanguage,
  3. protolithic,
  4. protolog,
  5. protomartyr,
  6. proton,
  7. proton microscope,
  8. proton number,
  9. proton synchrotron,
  10. proton-proton chain

Origin of protomorphic

First recorded in 1855–60; proto- + -morphic

Related formspro·to·morph, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for protomorphic

protomorphic

/ (ˌprəʊtəʊˈmɔːfɪk) /

adjective

biology primitive in structure; primordial
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