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precritical

[pree-krit-i-kuh l] /priˈkrɪt ɪ kəl/
adjective, Medicine/Medical.
1.
anteceding a crisis.
Origin of precritical
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; pre- + critical
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British Dictionary definitions for precritical

precritical

/priːˈkrɪtɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or occurring during the period preceding a crisis or a critical state or condition: a precritical phase of a disease
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