[ proh-band ]
/ ˈproʊ bænd /
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a patient who is the initial member of a family to come under study.
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Also called propositus.
Origin of proband
1925–30; <Latin probandus, gerundive of probāre to test, probe
Words nearby proband
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British Dictionary definitions for proband
/ (ˈprəʊbænd) /
another name (esp US) for propositus (def. 2)
Word Origin for proband
C20: from Latin probandus, gerundive of probāre to test
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Medical definitions for proband
[ prō′bănd′ ]
An individual or member of a family being studied in a genetic investigation.index case propositus
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