proband

noun
pro·​band | \ ˈprō-ˌband How to pronounce proband (audio) , prō-ˈband \

Definition of proband

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

First Known Use of proband

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for proband

Latin probandus, gerundive of probare

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The first known use of proband was circa 1929

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“Proband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proband. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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proband

noun
pro·​band | \ ˈprō-ˌband How to pronounce proband (audio) \

Medical Definition of proband

: 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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