Skip to Content


Pronunciation: pro'ka-tark'tik

Definition: Rarely used term for denoting the exciting cause of a disease.

[G. prokatarktikos, beginning beforehand]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.