Congenitally



[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 blindness
2.
(informal) complete, as if from birth: a congenital idiot
adj.

“existing from birth,” 1796, from Latin congenitus, from com- “together, with” (see com-) + genitus, past participle of gignere “to beget” (see genus). The sense formerly belonged to congenial. Related: Congenitally.

congenital con·gen·i·tal (kən-jěn’ĭ-tl)
adj.

congenital
(kən-jěn’ĭ-tl)
Existing at or before birth, as a defect or medical condition.
congenital [(kuhn-jen-i-tl)]

A descriptive term for a disease or condition that is present at birth. A congenital disease can be either hereditary or acquired.

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