Congenital-defect



noun
1.
.
noun, Pathology.
1.
any physical, mental, or biochemical abnormality present at birth.

birth defect n.
A physiological or structural abnormality that develops at or before birth and is present at the time of birth, especially as a result of faulty development, infection, heredity, or injury. Also called congenital anomaly.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

    congenital diaphragmatic hernia n. The absence of the pleuroperitoneal membrane, allowing protrusion of abdominal viscera into the chest.

  • Congenital dysphagocytosis

    congenital dysphagocytosis n. See chronic granulomatous disease.



  • Congenital ectodermal defect

    congenital ectodermal defect n. Incomplete development of the epidermis and skin appendages, causing the skin to be hairless and sweating to be deficient. Also called congenital ectodermal dysplasia.

  • Congenital erythropoietic porphyria

    congenital erythropoietic porphyria n. Abbr. CEP Enhanced porphyrin formation by erythroid cells in bone marrow, leading to severe porphyrinuria, often with hemolytic anemia and persistent cutaneous photosensitivity. Also called Günther’s disease.



Disclaimer: Congenital-defect definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.