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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin prīmordium.

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 prīmus + root of ōrdior + -ium.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

prīmordium n (genitive prīmordiī or prīmordī); second declension

  1. beginning
  2. origin
  3. commencement

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative prīmordium prīmordia
Genitive prīmordiī
prīmordī1
prīmordiōrum
Dative prīmordiō prīmordiīs
Accusative prīmordium prīmordia
Ablative prīmordiō prīmordiīs
Vocative prīmordium prīmordia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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