anlage

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anlage an·la·ge or An·la·ge (än'lä-gə)
n. pl. an·la·ges or an·la·gen (-gən)

  1. The initial clustering of embryonic cells from which a part or an organ develops; primordium.

  2. A genetic predisposition to a given trait or personality characteristic.

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