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Definition of Proposita

Proposita: A female through whom a family medically comes to light (is first ascertained). Also called the proband or index case.

The male counterpart of a proposita is a propositus.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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