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protomorphic

[proh-tuh-mawr-fik]
adjective Biology.
  1. having a primitive character or structure.
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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

adjective
  1. biology primitive in structure; primordial
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