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- the family member through whom the pedigree is ascertained; also referred to as the propositus or index case
Source: Jenkins, John B. 1990. Human Genetics, 2nd Edition. New York: Harper & Row
- A proband is an individual being studied or reported on. A proband is usually the first affected individual in a family who brings a genetic disorder to the attention of the medical community.