a substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction)
a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, herald, precursor(noun)
something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
That which precurses, a forerunner, a predecessor, an indicator of approaching events.
One of the compounds that participates in the chemical reaction that produces another compound.
Origin: From praecursor
one who, or that which, precedes an event, and indicates its approach; a forerunner; a harbinger
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Any chemical reactant which takes place at any stage in the production by whatever method of a toxic chemical. This includes any key component of a binary or multicomponent chemical system.
The numerical value of precursor in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of precursor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The markets are perhaps eyeing that as a precursor to a pick up in demand as we go into Q4.
They've said they've discovered this precursor cell in humans and this cell can somehow mature into healthy, young fertilizable eggs? Well, that's awesome, let me at that cell!
We used these genes to engineer a wild relative of tobacco to make the drug precursor and think we could also use these genes to make the drug in other easy-to-grow organisms such as yeast.
Two years is a great sentence, typically across the county we're battling with people taking these cases seriously. It's a significant crime, a violent crime and can be a precursor of violence toward people.
As these facilities become operational, Chinese warnings to both military and civilian aircraft will become routine, these events are a precursor to an ADIZ, or an undeclared but de facto ADIZ, and one has to expect tensions to rise.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Vorläufer, Präkursor, EduktGerman
- réactif, précurseurFrench
- prekurzor, előfutárHungarian
- 前兆, 前駆体, 先駆者, 前駆物質Japanese
- voorloper, precursorDutch
- предшественник, предшественница, реактив, предвестник, предвестницаRussian
- förelöpare, föregångareSwedish
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