[pree-dis-puh-zish-uh n, pree-dis-]
the fact or condition of being predisposed: a predisposition to think optimistically.
Medicine/Medical. tendency to a condition or quality, usually based on the combined effects of genetic and environmental factors.
Origin of predisposition
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The state of being predisposed.
A condition of special susceptibility, as to a disease.
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