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prima materia

Syllabification: pri·ma ma·te·ri·a
Pronunciation: /ˌprīmə məˈti(ə)rēə, ˌprēmə/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also materia prima)

Definition of prima materia in English:

noun

Primeval matter; fundamental substance.

Origin

Latin.

Definition of prima materia in:

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