precursor

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From Latin praecursor ‎(forerunner)

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precursor ‎(plural precursors)

  1. That which precurses, a forerunner, a predecessor, an indicator of approaching events.
    • 2013 September-October, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, in American Scientist:
      Oxygen levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis: [] . The evolutionary precursor of photosynthesis is still under debate, and a new study sheds light. The critical component of the photosynthetic system is the “water-oxidizing complex”, made up of manganese atoms and a calcium atom.
  2. (chemistry) One of the compounds that participates in the chemical reaction that produces another compound.

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precursor m ‎(plural precursors)

  1. precursor

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precursor m ‎(plural precursors, diminutive precursortje n)

  1. precursor

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precursor m (plural precursores, feminine precursora, feminine plural precursoras)

  1. precursor; forerunner (something that led to the development of another)

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precursor m ‎(feminine singular precursora, masculine plural precursores, feminine plural precursoras, comparable)

  1. precursory (pertaining to events that will follow)

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precursor m ‎(feminine singular precursora, masculine plural precursores, feminine plural precursoras)

  1. precursory, preceding

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precursor m ‎(plural precursores, feminine precursora)

  1. precursor
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