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Precursor

Pre`cur´sor
n.1.One who, or that which, precedes an event, and indicates its approach; a forerunner; a harbinger.
Noun1.precursor - a substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction)
2.precursor - a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
Synonyms: forerunner
3.precursor - an indication of the approach of something or someone
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