anlage

noun an·la·ge \ ˈän-ˌlä-gə \

Definition of anlage

plural anlagen play \-gən\ also anlages play \-gəz\
: the foundation of a subsequent development; especially : primordium

Origin and Etymology of anlage

German, literally, act of laying on


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anlage

noun an·la·ge \ ˈän-ˌläg-ə \

medical Definition of anlage

plural anlagen play \-ən\ also anlages play \-əz\
: the foundation of a subsequent development; especially : primordium

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