anlage


an·la·ge

noun \ˈän-ˌlä-gə\
plural an·la·gen\-gən\ also an·la·ges\-gəz\

Definition of ANLAGE

:  the foundation of a subsequent development; especially :  primordium

Origin of ANLAGE

German, literally, act of laying on
First Known Use: 1874

Rhymes with ANLAGE

an·la·ge

noun \ˈän-ˌläg-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural an·la·gen \-ən\ also an·la·ges \-əz\

Medical Definition of ANLAGE

: the foundation of a subsequent development; especially : primordium

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