precritical

[ pree-krit-i-kuh l ]
/ priˈkrɪt ɪ kəl /

adjective Medicine/Medical.

anteceding a crisis.

Nearby words

  1. precordia,
  2. precordial lead,
  3. precordium,
  4. precostal anastomosis,
  5. precrime,
  6. precuneus,
  7. precursive,
  8. precursor,
  9. precursory,
  10. precursory cartilage

Origin of precritical

First recorded in 1880–85; pre- + critical

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British Dictionary definitions for precritical

precritical

/ (priːˈkrɪtɪkəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or occurring during the period preceding a crisis or a critical state or conditiona precritical phase of a disease
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