predisposition

Part of speech: noun

Propensity; predilection; bias.

Part of speech: noun

Liability to disease.

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Usage examples "predisposition":

  1. In the experiments that he had made he affirms that he never observed an individual or unhealthy predisposition of the nourishing plant. - "Fungi: Their Nature and Uses", Mordecai Cubitt Cooke.
  2. She had from childhood evinced a predisposition to the disease which had consigned her mother to an early grave. - "Homestead on the Hillside", Mary Jane Holmes.
  3. La Petite, who had wept very much over Villebecque's misfortunes, and often assured him that she cared for them only for his sake, decided for the stage, solely because it would secure their not being parted; and yet, as she often assured him, she feared she had no predisposition for the career. - "Coningsby", Benjamin Disraeli.