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EtymologyEdit

From Latin primordium, from primus ("first") + ordior ("begin")

NounEdit

primordium (plural primordia)

  1. (anatomy) An aggregation of cells that is the first stage in the development of an organ.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From primus + ordior

PronunciationEdit

(Classical) IPA(key): /priːˈmor.di.um/, [priːˈmɔr.di.ũː]

NounEdit

prīmordium n (genitive prīmordiī); second declension

  1. beginning
  2. origin
  3. commencement

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative prīmordium prīmordia
Genitive prīmordiī prīmordiōrum
Dative prīmordiō prīmordiīs
Accusative prīmordium prīmordia
Ablative prīmordiō prīmordiīs
Vocative prīmordium prīmordia