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congenital

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adjective con·gen·i·tal \kän-ˈjen-ə-təl\

Medical Definition of congenital

  1. 1:  existing at or dating from birth <congenital deafness>

  2. 2:  acquired during development in the uterus and not through heredity <congenital syphilis>—compare acquired 1, familial, hereditary

congenitally \-təl-ē\play adverb




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