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pro-         

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      prefix  
1    in favour of; supporting  
pro-Chinese     
2    acting as a substitute for  
proconsul, pronoun     
     (from Latin pro (adv and prep). In compound words borrowed from Latin, pro- indicates: forward, out (project); forward and down (prostrate); away from a place (prodigal); onward in time or space (proceed); extension outwards (propagate); before in time or place (provide, protect); on behalf of (procure); acting as a substitute for (pronominal); and sometimes intensive force (promiscuous))  
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pro-          [2]  
      prefix   before in time or position; anterior; forward  
prophase, procephalic, prognathous     
     (from Greek pro (prep) before (in time, position, rank, etc.))  

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prot-, PRO, pyro-, pro-am

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