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Definition: 'Precursor'

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Pronunciation: prē-kŭr′sŏr

1. That which precedes another or from which another is derived, applied especially to a physiologically inactive substance that is converted to an active enzyme, vitamin, hormone, etc., or to a chemical substance that is built into a larger structure in the course of synthesizing the latter.

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