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primitive

 [prim´ĭ-tiv]
first in point of time; existing in a simple or early form that shows little complexity.

prim·i·tive

(prim'i-tiv),
Obsolete usage in embryology, replace by primordial.
[L. primitivus, fr. primus, first]

primitive

/prim·i·tive/ (prim´ĭ-tiv) first in point of time; existing in a simple or early form that shows little complexity.

primitive

[prim′itiv]
Etymology: L, primivus
1 undeveloped; undifferentiated; rudimentary; showing little or no evolution.
2 embryonic; formed early in the course of development; existing in an early or simple form. Compare definitive.

primitive

adjective Embrology Undifferentiated; undeveloped; before development of 1º germ layers–ectoderm, endoderm, mesoderm Psychiatry Pertaining to the early development of the personality

pri·mor·di·al

(prī-mōr'dē-ăl)
1. Relating to a primordium.
2. Relating to a structure in its first or earliest stage of development.
Synonym(s): primal (2) , primitive.

primitive

of ancient origin but present in modern organisms in an unmodified and unspecialized form.

primitive

first in point of time; existing in a simple or early form; showing little evolution.

primitive groove
longitudinal furrow in the primitive streak of the embryo.
primitive knot
primitive node
enlarged cranial end of the primitive streak.
primitive streak
the thickened median area of the epiblast which sets out the future longitudinal axis of the early embryo.
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Pecora/Ruminantia (Limeryx, Asiohomacodon, praetragulids, archaeomerycids, lophiomerycids, leptomerycids, tragulids, "pecorans"): Ms primitively bunoselenodont, but (unlike hypertragulids) with mesostyles; tibia, fibula primitively unfused or coossified proximally; cubonavicular; primitively, no ectomesocuneiform (OW origin, except leptomerycids).
The "Not-me", a primitively organized alternative self, experiences things that I could not, endures assaults that my psyche could not, and must find a source of strength that I am not.
There is no question for me that my one job as a monk is to live this hermit life in simple and direct contact with nature, primitively, quietly, doing some writing, maintaining such contacts as are willed by God and bearing witness to the value and goodness of simple things and ways, loving God in all of it.
In Pemkus' library, one can find primitively published booklets of songs from the DP camps in Germany after WWII, which were made for the local Lithuanian school teachers and students; partisan songs, which were hand-written by a teacher, Juozas Kreive nas, in Chicago, who later published them in the form of small booklets.
This is the nature of the Form, primitively, not derivatively (592a2).
condition--the more primitively developed is its common sense of
They also grabbed the title of a 2004 PJ Harvey B-side and album for their moniker ("We didn't think that one through," laments Hailey), and the songs they'd primitively laid down over several candlelit weeks became the I See Red EP.
1994) have all been investigated as features that potentially have enhanced the fitness of viscid orb weavers as opposed to the primitively cribellate deinopoids.
It is a history of medieval and Renaissance drama that has its roots, as Hardison observes, in a nineteenth-century spirit of English "anticlericalism" and a suspicion of "theological dogma" (37) that, in application, identifies "amateur" with schools, and religious or sacred plays with pre-Reformation Catholicism, while linking "professional" with secularism, and Protestantism with humanism, as if to say that throughout the Reformation, the dramatic tradition somehow acquired a protective barrier from any primitively sacred influences.
Once that concert trek was finished, everyone headed to a primitively equipped Paris studio and recorded "Lifeline" (Virgin) in a week.
In our economy, instead, fashion does not have any informational or signaling role for consumers but, consistent with Darwin's observations, is primitively defined as the loyalty to a brand or variety.
More primitively, in the fall you can "cold-cache" the plant food by digging a "cold-storage root cellar" outside, lined and covered with stones, grasses, leaves, and soil.