procatarctic

adjective
pro·​cat·​arc·​tic | \ ¦prōˌkat¦ärktik, -ōkə¦tä-\

Definition of procatarctic

1 archaic : that is the immediately antecedent cause of some indicated effect
2 archaic : that is the primary cause of some indicated effect

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History and Etymology for procatarctic

Greek prokatarktikos, from (assumed) prokatarktos (verbal of prokatarchein to begin first, from pro- pro- entry 1 + katarchein to make a beginning, from kat- cata- + archein to begin) + -ikos -ic

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