Definitions for congenitalkənˈdʒɛn ɪ tl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•gen•i•tal*kənˈdʒɛn ɪ tl(adj.)

  1. present or existing at the time of birth:

    a congenital abnormality.

    Category: Genetics

  2. having by nature a specified character:

    a congenital fool.

* Syn: See innate.

Origin of congenital:

1790–1800; < L congenit(us) congenital (con-con - +genitus, ptp. of gignere to give birth) + -al1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. congenital, inborn, innate(adj)

    present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development


  1. congenital(Adjective)

    Present since birth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Congenital(adj)

    existing at, or dating from, birth; pertaining to one from birth; born with one; connate; constitutional; natural; as, a congenital deformity. See Connate

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(of diseases or deformities) existing at or before birth.

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