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con·gen·i·tal / kənˈjenətl/ • adj. (esp. of a disease or physical abnormality) present from birth. ∎  (of a person) having a particular trait from birth or by firmly established habit: a congenital liar. DERIVATIVES: con·gen·i·tal·ly adv.

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congenital Present at birth. Congenital disorders of the body may be due to genetic factors, e.g. Down's syndrome, or caused by injury or environmental factors, e.g. drugs (such as thalidomide), chemicals (such as dioxin), and infections (such as those caused by Listeria and cytomegalovirus).

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congenital

congenital (kŏn-jen-it'l) adj. describing a condition that is recognized at birth or that is believed to have been present since birth. Congenital malformations include all disorders present at birth whether they are inherited or caused by an environmental factor.

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congenital

congenital dating from one's birth. XVIII. f. L. congenitus born along with, connate, f. CON- +genitus, pp. of gignere produce (see GENITAL).

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congenital

congenital Existing at birth; applied to inherited traits that become apparent only during growth.

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congenital

congenital Existing at birth; applied to inherited traits that become apparent only during growth.

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