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primordial

adjective uk   /praɪˈmɔː.di.əl/ us    /-ˈmɔːr-/ formal
existing at or since the beginning of the world or the universe: The planet Jupiter contains large amounts of the primordial gas and dust out of which the solar system was formed. basic and connected with an early stage of development
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