/ (ˈprəʊtaɪl) /
a hypothetical primitive substance from which the chemical elements were supposed to have been formed
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Word Origin for protyle
C19: from Greek prōt- proto- + hylē substance
Words nearby protyle
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Example sentences from the Web for protyle
"And this is protyle," said Haw, passing his fingers through it.The Doings Of Raffles Haw|Arthur Conan Doyle