Proleptics
Proleptics Pro*lep"tics, n. (Med.) The art and science of predicting in medicine. --Laycock. [1913 Webster]

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  • prolepsis —   n. (pl. ses ) rhetorical device of weakening objections by anticipating them; use of adjective that anticipates result of verb; prochronism; assumption.    ♦ proleptic,   a.; Medicine, recurring at decreasing intervals.    ♦ proleptical, a.… …   Dictionary of difficult words

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