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protyle or protyl (ˈprəʊtaɪl, ˈprəʊtɪl)
a hypothetical primitive substance from which the chemical elements were supposed to have been formed
[C19: from Greek prōt-proto- + hylē substance]
protyl or protyl
[C19: from Greek prōt-proto- + hylē substance]

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