protyle

protyl (ˈprəʊtɪl)

/ (ˈprəʊtaɪl) /

noun

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

Word Origin for protyle

C19: from Greek prōt- proto- + hylē substance
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