precursory

[pri-kur-suh-ree]
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adjective
  1. of the nature of a precursor; preliminary; introductory: precursory remarks.
  2. indicative of something to follow: precursory indications of disease.
Also pre·cur·sive [pri-kur-siv] /prɪˈkɜr sɪv/.

Origin of precursory

From the Latin word praecursōrius, dating back to 1590–1600. See precursor, cursory
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precursory

precursive

adjective
  1. serving as a precursor
  2. preliminary or introductory
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