Definition of prima materia in English:

prima materia

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

Entry from US English dictionary

(also materia prima)

noun

Primeval matter; fundamental substance.

Origin

Latin.

Definition of prima materia in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
adjective
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily