precursor

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English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626) 1st Baron Verulam , Bacon , Baron Verulam , Francis Bacon , Sir Francis Bacon , Viscount St. Albans
physiologically inactive form of angiotensin that is the precursor to angiotensin II angiotensin I
French poet; precursor of surrealism (1880-1918) Apollinaire , Guillaume Apollinaire , Wilhelm Apollinaris de Kostrowitzki
French statesman and writer; considered a precursor of the romantic movement in France (1768-1848) Chateaubriand , Francois Rene Chateaubriand , Vicomte de Chateaubriand
protein in blood plasma that is the inactive precursor of thrombin factor II , prothrombin
United States social reformer who proposed an old-age pension sponsored by the federal government; his plan was a precursor to Social Security (1867-1960) Francis Everett Townsend , Townsend
device invented by Edison that gave an impression of movement as an endless loop of film moved continuously over a light source with a rapid shutter; precursor of the modern motion picture Kinetoscope
epidermal cell that is a precursor of a melanocyte melanoblast
precursor of leukocytes that normally occurs only in bone marrow myeloblast
catecholamine precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and also released at synapses noradrenaline , norepinephrine
alto oboe; precursor of the English horn oboe da caccia
early ballroom dance; precursor to the fox-trot one-step
precursor of pepsin; stored in the stomach walls and converted to pepsin by hydrochloric acid in the stomach pepsinogen
precursor of a plasma cell plasmablast
irregularity of cardiac rhythm; recurrent occurrences can be a precursor of ventricular fibrillation premature ventricular contraction , PVC
vitamin precursor; a substance that is converted into a vitamin in animal tissues provitamin
combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians; an important precursor of rock 'n' roll R and B , rhythm and blues
inactive precursor of trypsin; a substance secreted by the pancreas and converted to active trypsin by enterokinase in the small intestine trypsinogen
amino acid that occurs in proteins; is essential for growth and normal metabolism; a precursor of niacin tryptophan , tryptophane
amino acid found in most proteins; a precursor of several hormones tyrosine
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