anlage

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anlage (plural anlages or anlagen)

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  1. (biology) A primordium, the initial clustering of embryonic cells from which a body part develops.
    • 1915, Charles Freeman Williams McClure, The Development of the Lymphatic System in Fishes:
      Stockard has shown that, not only do anesthetics arrest the development of the intra-embryonic blood vessels in the embryos of Fundulus, at an early ontogenetic stage, but in such a manner that no doubt can now exist that, under normal conditions, these vessels are formed in situ by a concrescence of independent and discontinuous anlagen, and that their endothelium is derived directly from intra-embryonic mesenchymal cells.
    • 2011, Helmut Berger, Monograph of the Gonostomatidae and Kahliellidae:
      Moreover, most species have a cirral pattern which - at least partially - closely resembles that of 18-cirri hypotrichs, including the formation from six (I-VI) anlagen.
  2. (genetics) An allele, a specific version of a gene (as used by Gregor Mendel).
  3. (psychology) Temperament, the predominant personality type.

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