What does congenital mean?

Definitions for congenitalkənˈdʒɛn ɪ tl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. congenital, inborn, innate(adj)

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


  1. Congenital(a.)

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

  2. Origin: [From Congenite.]


  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

  2. Origin: [From Congenite.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Congenital

    kon-jen′i-tal, adj. begotten or born with, said of diseases or deformities dating from birth.—adv. Congen′itally. [L. congenitus, from con, together, gignĕre, genitum, to beget.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of congenital in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of congenital in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Somwail Rasla:

    There’s no reason such a young patient should have it, except as a congenital abnormality or medication induced.

  2. Shreya Prabhu:

    The benefit is, in congenital glaucoma, they can have severe vision loss if it is not treated early, the later it’s diagnosed, the more ground you’ve lost.

  3. Terry DuBrow:

    It’s a spinoff [ of the series ‘ Botched ’ ] … It’s the ‘ Botched ’ experience brought to people with congenital deformities or accident victims, we want people to know that the ‘ Botched ’ doctors with their ‘ Botched ’ experience and heart are applying these skills and sensibilities to people with congenital deformities. That is really what the show is about.

  4. David Letterman:

    But Letterman’s view of The Donald has since shifted dramatically. I can remember David Letterman doing an impression, behind a podium, of a reporter for The New York Times who has a congenital disorder. And then I thought, if this was somebody else — if this was a member of your family or a next-door neighbor, a guy at work — you would immediately distance yourself from that person. And that’s what I thought would happen.

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