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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the character of a proem; introductory; prefatory; preliminary.
  • In paleontology, pertaining to the vanguard of a migrating fossil fauna which gradually invades a new province, but is replaced after its first appearance by the previous tenant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Introductory; prefatory; preliminary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a proem or proemium.

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