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kənˈdʒɛn ɪ tlcon·gen·i·tal

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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.

    Etymology: [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

    Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of congenital in a Sentence

  1. Somwail Rasla:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Yalda Afshar:

    But those that have underlying congenital heart disease, those that have hypertension, those that have some of the risk factors we've addressed, need a team of people with different expertise coming together with the same goal.

  4. Dennis Lo:

    If congenital adrenal hyperplasia is discovered early on in the pregnancy, the mother can take medication to suppress the production of male hormones, which would make it the first genetic disease ever to become treatable prenatally.

  5. 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.

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