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protomorphic

[proh-tuh-mawr-fik] /ˌproʊ təˈmɔr fɪk/
adjective, Biology
1.
having a primitive character or structure.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; proto- + -morphic
Related forms
protomorph, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for protomorph

protomorphic

/ˌprəʊtəʊˈmɔːfɪk/
adjective
1.
(biology) primitive in structure; primordial
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