noun, plural an·la·gen [ahn-lah-guh n] /ˈɑn lɑ gən/, an·la·ges. (sometimes initial capital letter)
- ankylosing spondylitis,
- ann arbor,
- ann, cape,
Origin of anlage
Examples from the Web for anlage
The respiratory system is represented by the anlage of the lungs, a longitudinal protrusion of the ventral wall of the esophagus.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation|Austin O'Malley
Braus138 has proved this by transplanting the anlage of a foreleg to different parts of the body.The Organism as a Whole|Jacques Loeb
According to the author, anlage may be variously rendered as rudiment, inception or primordium.
By virtue of this difference the egg-substance is characterized as the Anlage, or germ of the mature organism.A Mechanico-Physiological Theory of Organic Evolution|Carl Von Ngeli
Hatchlings flex the plastron chiefly in the region of the humeropectoral seam, rather than at the anlage of the transverse hinge.
noun plural -gen (-ɡən) or -ges
Word Origin for anlage
"basis of a later development" (plural anlagen), 1892, from German anlage "foundation, basis," from anlagen (v.) "to establish," from an "on" + legen "to lay" (see lay (v.)).