proband

noun
pro·band | \ ˈprō-ˌband , 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

noun
pro·band | \ ˈprō-ˌband \

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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