[ ahn-lah-guh ]
/ ˈɑn lɑ gə /
noun, plural an·la·gen [ahn-lah-guh n] /ˈɑn lɑ gən/, an·la·ges. (sometimes initial capital letter)
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.
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Words nearby anlage
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
British Dictionary definitions for anlagen
/ (ˈænˌlɑːɡə) /
noun plural -gen (-ɡən) or -ges
another word for primordium
Word Origin for anlage
German: predisposition, layout
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Medical definitions for anlagen
n. pl. an•la•ges
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.
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