birth defect

noun

Definition of birth defect

  1. :  a physical or biochemical defect that is present at birth and may be inherited or environmentally induced

1887

First Known Use of birth defect

1887


BIRTH DEFECT Defined for Kids

birth defect

noun

Definition of birth defect for Students

  1. :  a physical defect that a person is born with and that may be inherited or caused by something in the environment


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birth defect

noun

Medical Definition of birth defect

  1. :  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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