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Pronunciation:  kun'jenitl

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development

CONGENITAL is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: inborn, inherent, innate, nonheritable, noninheritable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*gen"i*tal\, a. [From {Congenite}.]
Existing at, or dating from, birth; pertaining to one from
birth; born with one; connate; constitutional; natural; as, a
congenital deformity. See {Connate}.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Describes something which was acquired while the individual was still developing in the uterus. For example a congenital defect is a defect that is not found in the individual's genes but developed for some other reason while the individual was a fetus.
 Definition: Any trait present at birth, whether the result of a genetic or nongenetic factor.
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