Definition of primogenial in English:

primogenial

adjective

  • 1= primigenial.

  • 2Zoology= primigenial. Now rare.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Donne (1572–1631), poet and Church of England clergyman. Either from classical Latin prīmogenius + -al, or perhaps variant of primigenial, probably influenced by primogeniture and related words (from classical Latin prīmō first, originally).

Pronunciation

primogenial

/ˌprʌɪmə(ʊ)ˈdʒiːnɪəl/