Definition of birth defect
: a physical or biochemical defect that is present at birth and may be inherited or environmentally induced
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BIRTH DEFECT Defined for Kids
Definition of birth defect for Students
: a physical defect that a person is born with and that may be inherited or caused by something in the environment
Medical Definition of birth defect
: a physical or biochemical defect (as cleft palate, phenylketonuria, or Down syndrome) that is present at birth and may be inherited or environmentally induced
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