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Synonyms for precursor

Synonyms for precursor

one that indicates or announces someone or something to come

one that precedes, as in time

Synonyms for precursor

a substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction)

a person who goes before or announces the coming of another

something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

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The storm increase, the flashes succeeded one another more rapidly, the thunder began to growl, and the wind, the precursor of a hurricane, whistled in the plumes and the hair of the horsemen.
As he passes in, we have a parting glimpse of his visage, and recognize the crafty smile, which was the precursor of the little joke that he has ever since been playing off at his wife's expense.
He will find it as sure a precursor of his fate as Openshaw did before him.
Whether it be Providence or Fate, Gutenburg is the precursor of Luther.
Again I saw that grim face look over the cliff, and I knew that it was the precursor of another stone.
The countess was accustomed to this tone as a precursor of news of something detrimental to the children's interests, such as the building of a new gallery or conservatory, the inauguration of a private theater or an orchestra.
Rarity, as geology tells us, is the precursor to extinction.
There were, however, exceptional authors, genuine artists, masters of meter and narrative, possessed by a true feeling for beauty; and in some of the romances the psychological analysis of love, in particular, is subtile and powerful, the direct precursor of one of the main developments in modern fiction.
Against this ebullition of wounded female pride, the experienced husband made no other head, than by an occasional exclamation, which he intended to be precursor of a simple asseveration of his own innocence.
Claypole thought must be the immediate precursor of a violent fit of crying.
But he had no opportunity of pondering over his love just then, for Bob Sawyer's return was the immediate precursor of the arrival of a meat-pie from the baker's, of which that gentleman insisted on his staying to partake.
Carbon fiber is now widely used as a reinforcing component in lightweight composite materials because of its high strength, high elastic modulus, and low density [1, 2], The precursors for carbon fiber come from various materials, such as polyacrylonitrile (PAN), mesophase pitch, and rayon.
Objective: In adult organisms, the natural ability to regenerate tissues damaged by injury or aging resides in multipotent tissue-specific precursors in local microenvironments.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has ratified the agreement on movement of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors on the territory of Customs Union, the press service of the President said.