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[n]  a defect that is present at birth
 Synonyms: congenital abnormality, congenital anomaly, congenital defect, congenital disorder
 See Also: ablepharia, acrocephaly, albinism, amelia, ametria, anencephalia, anencephaly, ankyloglossia, anomalousness, anomaly, cheiloschisis, cleft lip, cleft palate, clinocephalism, clinocephaly, clinodactyly, color blindness, color vision deficiency, colour blindness, colour vision deficiency, congenital heart defect, defect, Down syndrome, Down's syndrome, encephalocele, epispadias, harelip, hermaphroditism, hyperdactyly, imperforate anus, macroglossia, meningocele, meromelia, mongolianism, mongolism, myelomeningocele, oxycephaly, plagiocephaly, polydactyly, polysomy, pseudohermaphroditism, rachischisis, scaphocephaly, schistorrhachis, spina bifida, spinocerebellar disorder, syndactylism, syndactyly, tongue tie, trisomy 21



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 Definition: A congenital (present at birth) disorder varying from minor cosmetic irregularities to life-threatening disorders.
 Definition: Any harmful trait, physical or biochemical, present at birth, whether a result of a genetic mutation or some other nongenetic factor.
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 Related Terms: abnormality, acute disease, affection, affliction, ailment, allergic disease, allergy, atrophy, bacterial disease, blight, cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, circulatory disease, complaint, complication, condition, congenital defect, defect, deficiency disease, deformity, degenerative disease, disability, disease, disorder, distemper, endemic, endemic disease, endocrine disease, epidemic disease, functional disease, fungus disease, gastrointestinal disease, genetic disease, handicap, hereditary disease, iatrogenic disease, illness, indisposition, infectious disease, infirmity, malady, malaise, morbidity, morbus, muscular disease, neurological disease, nutritional disease, occupational disease, organic disease, pandemic disease, pathological condition, pathology, plant disease, protozoan disease, psychosomatic disease, respiratory disease, rockiness, secondary disease, seediness, sickishness, sickness, signs, symptomatology, symptomology, symptoms, the pip, urogenital disease, virus disease, wasting disease, worm disease