(?), a. (Bot.) Proterandrous.
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(prt"*ss), n. [L., fr. Gr. pro`tasis, fr. protei`nein to stretch before, forward; pro` before + tei`nein to stretch.] 1. A proposition; a maxim. Johnson.
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2. (Gram.) The introductory or subordinate member of a sentence, generally of a conditional sentence; -- opposed to apodosis. See Apodosis.
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3. The first part of a drama, of a poem, or the like; the introduction; opposed to epitasis. B. Jonson.
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