Definition of prelife in English:

prelife

adjective

  • 1Prior to the appearance of life forms on earth.

    ‘prelife molecules’
    • ‘Teilhard, with his scientific training as an eminent paleontologist, takes the reader through the journey of the universe that begins with prelife, and moves through the evolution of matter to the emergence of life.’
  • 2(often in religious contexts) prior to a particular life or stage of life.

Pronunciation

prelife

/prēˈlīf/