A person serving as the starting point for the genetic study of a family (used especially in medicine and psychiatry).
More example sentences
- Furthermore, all these approaches are unable to handle trios with missing genotypic information on the proband and these families are typically excluded from the analysis.
- A genetic basis to the disorder is borne out by risk increasing with genetic proximity to the proband.
- Most data sets utilized in the study of hereditary diseases are constructed around probands, making correction for ascertainment bias necessary; this set of data is no exception.
1920s: from Latin probandus 'to be proved', gerundive of probare 'to test'.
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