prosyllogism

[ proh-sil-uh-jiz-uhm ]
/ proʊˈsɪl əˌdʒɪz əm /

noun Logic.

a syllogism the conclusion of which is used as a premise of another syllogism; any of the syllogisms included in a polysyllogism except the last.

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Origin of prosyllogism

1575–85; <Medieval Latin prosyllogismus<Greek prosyllogismós.See pro-2, syllogism
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