See also: Anlage
- (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.
- (genetics) An allele, a specific version of a gene (as used by Gregor Mendel).
- (psychology) Temperament, the predominant personality type.