Protomorphic
Protomorphic Pro`to*mor"phic, a. [Proto- + Gr. morfh` form.] (Biol.) Having the most primitive character; in the earliest form; as, a protomorphic layer of tissue. --H. Spencer. [1913 Webster]

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