procatarctic

adjective

pro·​cat·​arc·​tic
¦prōˌkat¦ärktik,
-ōkə¦tä-
1
archaic : that is the immediately antecedent cause of some indicated effect
2
archaic : that is the primary cause of some indicated effect

Word History

Etymology

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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“Procatarctic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/procatarctic. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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