congenital hypoplastic anemia n.
A form of anemia resulting from congenital hypoplasia of the bone marrow. Also called erythrogenesis imperfecta.
[kuh n-jen-i-tl] /kənˈdʒɛn ɪ tl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a condition present at birth, whether inherited or caused by the environment, especially the uterine environment. 2. having by nature a specified character: a congenital fool. /kənˈdʒɛnɪtəl/ adjective 1. denoting or relating to any nonhereditary condition, esp an abnormal condition, existing at birth: congenital […]
- Congenital megacolon
congenital megacolon n. Congenital dilation and hypertrophy of a segment of the colon due to an absence or marked reduction in the number of motor neurons innervating its muscular coat, resulting in extreme constipation and, if untreated, growth retardation. Also called Hirschsprung’s disease.
- Congenital myxedema
congenital myxedema n. See cretinism.
[kuh n-fahynd] /kənˈfaɪnd/ adjective 1. limited or restricted. 2. unable to leave a place because of illness, imprisonment, etc. 3. being in childbirth; being in parturition. [kuh n-fahyn for 1, 2, 5, 6; kon-fahyn for 3, 4] /kənˈfaɪn for 1, 2, 5, 6; ˈkɒn faɪn for 3, 4/ verb (used with object), confined, confining. 1. […]