Protyle Pro"tyle, n. [Proto- + Gr. ? stuff, material.] (Chem. & Astron.) The hypothetical homogeneous cosmic material of the original universe, supposed to have been differentiated into what are recognized as distinct chemical elements. [1913 Webster]

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