(genetics) (of inbred animal cells) genetically identical except for a single gene locus
[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 afibrinogenemia
congenital afibrinogenemia n. A hereditary disorder of blood coagulation in which little or no fibrinogen is present in the plasma.
- Congenital alopecia
congenital alopecia n. A congenital condition in which all hair is absent.
- Congenital amputation
congenital amputation n. Loss of a fetal limb, usually the result of an intrinsic deficiency of embryonic tissue. Also called birth amputation, intrauterine amputation.
- Congenital anemia
congenital anemia n. See erythroblastosis fetalis.