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precursor
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Definition
an indication of (or contributing factor to) something to come

or in chemistry:  a substance from which another substance is formed — especially by a metabolic reaction
  • He will find it as sure a precursor of his fate as Openshaw did before him.
    Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (93% in)

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