precritical

[ pree-krit-i-kuhl ]

adjectiveMedicine/Medical.
  1. anteceding a crisis.

Origin of precritical

1
First recorded in 1880–85; pre- + critical

Words Nearby precritical

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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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