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proband

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noun pro·band \ˈprō-ˌband, prō-ˈ\

Definition of proband

  1. :  an individual affected with a disorder who is the first subject in a study (as of a genetic character in a family lineage)



Origin and Etymology of proband

Latin probandus, gerundive of probare


First Known Use: circa 1929


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proband

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noun pro·band \ˈprō-ˌband\

Medical Definition of proband

  1. :  an individual affected with a disorder who is the first subject in a study (as of a genetic character in a family lineage)—called also propositus




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