presumptive

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pre·sump·tive

adjective \-ˈzəm(p)-tiv\

Definition of PRESUMPTIVE

1
:  based on probability or presumption <the presumptive nominee>
2
:  giving grounds for reasonable opinion or belief
3
:  being an embryonic precursor with the potential for forming a particular structure or tissue in the normal course of development <presumptive retina>
pre·sump·tive·ly adverb

Examples of PRESUMPTIVE

  1. <in that climate of fear, an accusation alone was presumptive evidence of guilt>

First Known Use of PRESUMPTIVE

15th century

Rhymes with PRESUMPTIVE

pre·sump·tive

adjective \pri-ˈzəm(p)-tiv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRESUMPTIVE

1
: expected to develop in a particular direction under normal conditions <presumptive regions of the blastula>
2
: being the embryonic precursor of <presumptive neural tissue>

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