protyle

protyl (ˈprəʊtɪl)

/ (ˈprəʊtaɪl) /

noun

a hypothetical primitive substance from which the chemical elements were supposed to have been formed

Nearby words

  1. protuberant,
  2. protuberant abdomen,
  3. protuberantly,
  4. protuberate,
  5. proturan,
  6. protégé,
  7. protégée,
  8. proud,
  9. proud as a peacock,
  10. proud flesh

Word Origin for protyle

C19: from Greek prōt- proto- + hylē substance

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