前駆, 先駆, 前人, 前任者
Noun(1) a substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction(2) a person who goes before or announces the coming of another(3) something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
(1) pepsinogen is the inactive precursor of pepsin(2) It was an obvious precursor of today's great intermediary, money, in such forms as bank credit.(3) The clicking noise is normally a precursor of a lost/broken rivet and should be regarded as a warning sign.(4) This monologue dates from 1977, and it is perhaps most interesting as a precursor of the author's later and better work.(5) It therefore formed a precursor of the Renaissance court.(6) This took place in 1922, and was a precursor of the show trials of the following decades.(7) The pre-meal selection of chutneys is a precursor of the sharp flavours to come.(8) Companies can be guided by key lead indicators which have historically been a precursor of a change in activity levels for their business sector.(9) What appeals to me is that it's a precursor of Pinter and a follower of Coward.(10) In so doing, Coram created London's first art gallery, a precursor of the Royal Academy.(11) As the first venture develops it is the precursor of what may become a new niche in the travel industry and in holiday home real estate.(12) a three-stringed precursor of the violin(13) In the Netherlands, shared care models have acted as a precursor of the recently introduced concept of disease management.(14) precursor cells(15) On the one hand, alchemy is regarded as a precursor of the modern science of chemistry.(16) It is also the precursor for sex hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
(1) precursor :: 前駆
1. forerunner ::
2. harbinger ::
3. predecessor ::
precursor, precursors, precursory
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...can be a PRECURSOR to an impromptu
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Breaking Bad Season 2, Episode 1
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