anlage definition

  • noun:
    • Biology the original clustering of embryonic cells that part or an organ develops; primordium.
    • an inherited predisposition to certain trait or character attribute.
    • A fundamental principle; the building blocks for the next development.
    • primordium, the initial clustering of embryonic cells that a body part develops
    • allele, a certain type of a gene (because employed by Gregor Mendel)
    • temperament, the predisposition personality kind
    • In embryology, initial sign of a developing organ in the embryo; a rudiment, inside feeling of a straightforward start.
    • an organ in its first phase of development; the foundation for subsequent development

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