propositus

propositus

[pruh-poz-i-tuhs]
noun, plural propositi [pruh-poz-i-tahy] .
1.
Law. the person from whom a line of descent is derived on a genealogical table.
2.
Genetics. proband.

Origin:
1925–30; < Neo-Latin, special use of past participle of Latin prōpōnere to set forth, propound

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propositus or (feminine) proposita (prəˈpɒzɪtəs, prəˈpɒzɪtə)
 
n , pl (feminine) -ti, -tae
1.  law the person from whom a line of descent is traced
2.  med Also called (esp US): proband the first patient to be investigated in a family study, to whom all relationships are referred
 
[from New Latin, from Latin prōpōnere to set forth; see propound]
 
proposita or (feminine) proposita (prəˈpɒzɪtəs, prəˈpɒzɪtə, -ˌtaɪ, -tiː)
 
n
 
[from New Latin, from Latin prōpōnere to set forth; see propound]

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propositus pro·pos·i·tus (prō-pŏz'ĭ-təs)
n. pl. pro·pos·i·ti (-tī')

  1. See proband.

  2. A premise; an argument.

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