predisposition

noun
pre·​dis·​po·​si·​tion | \ ˌprē-ˌdis-pə-ˈzish-ən How to pronounce predisposition (audio) \

Medical Definition of predisposition

: a condition of being predisposed a hereditary predisposition to disease

Other Words from predisposition

predispositional \ -​ᵊl How to pronounce predispositional (audio) \ adjective

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“Predisposition.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/predisposition. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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