- Embryology. an embryonic area capable of forming a structure: the primordium, germ, or bud.
- Psychology. an inherited predisposition to certain traits or to a particular character development.
Origin of anlage
Examples from the Web for anlagen
Historical Examples of anlagen
There are pleasant walks by the Rhine, beautiful Anlagen, a picturesque old tower, and the site of Gutenberg's house to see.A War-time Journal, Germany 1914 and German Travel Notes
Harriet Julia Jephson
- another word for primordium
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.)).
- The initial clustering of embryonic cells from which a part or an organ develops; primordium.
- A genetic predisposition to a given trait or personality characteristic.