Meaning of anlage

an•la•ge

Pronunciation: (än'lä-gu), [key]
— pl. -gen -ges.
  1. an embryonic area capable of forming a structure: the primordium, germ, or bud.
  2. an inherited predisposition to certain traits or to a particular character development.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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