ylem

noun

ˈīləm
plural -s
: the primordial first substance from which according to some theories the elements are supposed to be formed
specifically : a primordial gas consisting of neutrons

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Middle French ilem, probably from Medieval Latin hylem, accusative of hyle matter, from Latin, from Greek hylē

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“Ylem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ylem. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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