primordium

noun
pri·​mor·​di·​um | \ prī-ˈmȯr-dē-əm How to pronounce primordium (audio) \
plural primordia\ prī-​ˈmȯr-​dē-​ə How to pronounce primordia (audio) \

Definition of primordium

: the rudiment or commencement of a part or organ

First Known Use of primordium

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for primordium

New Latin, from Latin

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“Primordium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/primordium. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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primordium

noun
pri·​mor·​di·​um | \ -ē-əm How to pronounce primordium (audio) \
plural primordia\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce primordia (audio) \

Medical Definition of primordium

: the rudiment or commencement of a part or organ : anlage the gonadal primordium

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