- of the nature of a precursor; preliminary; introductory: precursory remarks.
- indicative of something to follow: precursory indications of disease.
Also pre·cur·sive [pri-kur-siv] /prɪˈkɜr sɪv/.
Origin of precursory
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Examples from the Web for precursory
Scrofula is only too often a precursory stage of tuberculosis.
The inventory of precursory types sees nothing but organic resemblances and disdains the differences of aptitude.More Hunting Wasps
J. Henri Fabre
And is not this a fresh instalment, or a precursory adumbration, of that Truth into which the Paraclete should lead?Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death
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Brutandor dropped his head, and there are reasons for belief that the precursory symptoms of a smile appeared in his face.Maximina
Armando Palacio Valds
Precursory notes on American insectivorous mammals, with descriptions of new species.Noteworthy Mammals from Sinaloa, Mexico
J. Knox Jones, Jr.
- serving as a precursor
- preliminary or introductory
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