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anlage

 [ahn´lah-geh] (pl. anla´gen) (Ger.)
primordium; the first beginnings of an organ or part in the developing embryo.

an·la·ge

, pl.

an·la·gen

(ahn'lah-ge, -gen), Although in German spelling Anlage, like all nouns, begins with a capital letter, in English the word is spelled with a small a.
1. Synonym(s): primordium
2. In psychoanalysis, genetic predisposition to a given trait or personality characteristic.
[Ger. plan, outline]

anlage

/an·lage/ (ahn-lah´gĕ) (an´lāj) pl. anla´gen   [Ger.] primordium.

anlage

also

Anlage

(än′lä′gə)
n. pl. anla·ges or anla·gen (-gən)
1. Biology The initial clustering of embryonic cells from which a part or an organ develops; primordium.
2. A genetic predisposition to a given trait or personality characteristic.
3. A fundamental principle; the foundation for a future development.

anlage

anlage

Embryology Any early embryonic structure that differentiates into a more complex structure. See Retinal anlage.

an·la·ge

, pl. anlagen (ahn'lah-ge, -gen)
1. Synonym(s): primordium.
2. psychoanalysis Genetic predisposition to a given trait or personality characteristic.
[Ger. plan, outline]

anlage

embryonic precursor of any tissue

pri·mor·di·um

, pl. primordia (prī-mōr'dē-ŭm, -ă)
An aggregation of cells in the embryo indicating the first trace of an organ or structure.
Synonym(s): anlage.
[L. origin, fr. primus, first, + ordior, to begin]

anlage (on´lägə),

n the first cells in the embryo that form any distinct part or organ.

anlage

pl. anlagen [Ger.] primordium.