A person about whose future offspring the genetic counselor is to make predictions; not to be confused with proband. [consult (for counsel) + L. -andus, gerundive suffix]
- dummy c. a person in the line of descent from the leading ancestor to the c. proper; for logical simplicity, the dummy c. is analyzed as if the c. proper.

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con·sul·tand (kən-sulґtand) [L. consultare to counsel] the individual who presents for genetic counseling and through whom a family is brought to the attention of a geneticist; it is not necessarily the affected individual.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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