primordial

[prahy-mawr-dee-uhl]
adjective
1.
constituting a beginning; giving origin to something derived or developed; original; elementary: primordial forms of life.
2.
Embryology. first formed.
3.
pertaining to or existing at or from the very beginning: primordial matter.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin prīmōrdiālis of the beginning. See primordium, -al1

primordiality [prahy-mawr-dee-al-i-tee] , noun
primordially, adverb

primal, primeval, primordial.
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primordial (praɪˈmɔːdɪəl)
 
adj
1.  existing at or from the beginning; earliest; primeval
2.  constituting an origin; fundamental
3.  biology of or relating to an early stage of development: primordial germ cells
 
n
4.  an elementary or basic principle
 
[C14: from Late Latin prīmōrdiālis original, from Latin prīmus first + ōrdīrī to begin]
 
primordi'ality
 
n
 
pri'mordially
 
adv

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primordial
late 14c., from L.L. primordialis "first of all, original," from L. primordium "the beginning," from primus "first" (see prime (adj.)) + stem of ordiri "to begin" (see order).
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primordial pri·mor·di·al (prī-môr'dē-əl)
adj.

  1. Being or happening first in sequence of time; primary; original.

  2. Belonging to or characteristic of the earliest stage of development of an organism or a part.

  3. Relating to a primordium.

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Example sentences
This grotesque outcome follows naturally from the primordial lie.
There's something primordial about eating meat off the bone.
The proper way to show it hurts is with a loud primordial grunt.
If so, this primordial instinct joins a lengthening list of maladaptations to
  modern life.
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