Proband meaning

prō'bănd', prō-bănd'
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(genetics, medicine) An individual who presents with a genetic disorder or other specific characteristic, when this leads to the investigation of the individual's family.
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Origin of proband

  • German Proband person being tested, test subject from Latin probandus gerundive of probāre to test prove
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition