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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

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.
References in classic literature ?
It is very largely through desires for beliefs that the primitive nature of desire has become so hidden, and that the part played by consciousness has been so confusing and so exaggerated.
A desire is called "conscious" when it is accompanied by a true belief as to the state of affairs that will bring quiescence; otherwise it is called "unconscious." All primitive desire is unconscious, and in human beings beliefs as to the purposes of desires are often mistaken.
"The relic of barbarism, the primitive commune with each guarantee for all, will disappear of itself; serfdom has been abolished--there remains nothing but free labor, and its fomms are fixed and ready made, and must be adopted.
One by one the wild men dropped, yet on came the others, fierce and vengeful, until, only a few remaining, these seemed to realize the futility of combating my modern weapon with their primitive spears, and, still howling wrathfully, withdrew toward the west.
They wore, in fact, every indication of a most primitive people--a race which had not yet risen to the heights of agriculture or even the possession of domestic animals.
It was the natural yearning of that portion, any portion of our most primitive ancestor which still survived in us.
The very simplicity and nakedness of man's life in the primitive ages imply this advantage, at least, that they left him still but a sojourner in nature.
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figure By GITAU WARIGI Primitive accumulation is Marxist terminology.
While studying the earliest steps of how blood cells develop from pluri-potent stem cells, which mimic embryonic stem cells, researchers observed that in vitro what is called "definitive" or mature blood forms independently from "primitive" blood, which normally appears early in the development of an embryo.
A five-member geological team has unearthed 35mn year old fossils of a primitive elephant and some mammals such as rodents in Adyam area in Dhofar.
Muscat: Fossils of primitive elephants and other mammals, such as rodents and hooves have been discovered in Aidam in the Governorate of Dhofar in surveys carried out by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MoHC) in cooperation with a national team led by Dr.