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pro-

 
word element [L., Gr.], before; in front of; favoring.

pro-

1. Prefix denoting before, forward.
See also: ante-, pre-.
See also: -gen.
2. In chemistry, prefix indicating precursor of.
See also: -gen.
[L. and G. pro]

pro-

word element [L., Gr.], before; in front of; favoring.

pro-

prefix meaning "first, or in front of": procallus, procheilon, progravid.

pro-

1. Prefix meaning before, forward.
See also: ante-, pre-
2. chemistry Prefix indicating precursor of.
See also: -gen
[L. and G. pro]

pro-

Prefix denoting forward, first, to, towards the front or preceding. It may or may not be a coincidence that hundreds of drug names, especially brand names, have this prefix. More than 50 of the names of those currently being commonly prescribed, start with ‘pro-’ and the practice appears to be spreading to the naming of products outside pharmacology.

pro-

prefix denoting before.

pro-

before, or forward, or precursor

pro-

1. Prefix denoting before, forward.
2. In chemistry, prefix indicating precursor of.
[L. and G. pro]

pro-

word element. [L., Gr.] before, in front of, favoring.
References in classic literature ?
It was as if the sea, breaking down the wall pro- tecting all the homes of the town, had sent a wave over her head.
She went ahead slim and high, and what was left of the Judea followed at the end of seventy fathom of tow-rope,--followed her swiftly like a cloud of smoke with mastheads pro- truding above.
They had no pro- fessional reputation--no examples, no praise.