Congenital meaning

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The definition of congenital is something present from birth.

A heart defect that exist when you are born is an example of something that would be described as a congenital heart defect.

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Of or relating to a condition that is present at birth, as a result of either heredity or environmental influences.

A congenital heart defect; congenital syphilis.

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Being or having an essential characteristic as if by nature; inherent or inveterate.
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Existing as such at birth.

A congenital disease.

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Existing as if inborn; inherent.

A congenital cheerfulness.

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Relating to a condition that is present at birth, as a result of either heredity or environmental influences.

A congenital heart defect; congenital syphilis.

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Existing at or before birth, as a defect or medical condition.
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(of a trait) Present since birth.
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Origin of congenital

From Latin congenitus com- com- genitus born past participle of gignere to bear genə- in Indo-European roots