ProcatarcticPro`cat*arc"tic\, a. [Gr. ? beginning beforehand. fr. ? to begin first; ? before + ? to begin; ? intens. + ? to begin: cf. F. procatarctique. ] (Med.) Beginning; predisposing; exciting; initial. [Obs.] Note: The words procatarctic causes have been used with different significations. Thus they have been employed synonymously with prime causes, exciting causes, and predisposing or remote causes. The physician inquires into the procatarctic causes. --Harvey.
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
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