- Procatarctic Pro`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. [1913 Webster]
The physician inquires into the procatarctic causes. --Harvey. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.