Definition of pretemporal in US English:

pretemporal

adjective

  • Situated or occurring in front of the temporal bone of the skull or the temporal lobe of the brain.

adjective

  • Existing or occurring before the beginning of time.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From pre- + temporal. Compare scientific Latin pretemporalis<br>late 18th century. From pre- + temporal.

Pronunciation

pretemporal

/ˌpriːˈtɛmp(ə)rəl/