congenital defect

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Noun1.congenital defect - a defect that is present at birthcongenital defect - a defect that is present at birth  
ablepharia - a congenital absence of eyelids (partial or complete)
albinism - the congenital absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair
anencephalia, anencephaly - a defect in brain development resulting in small or missing brain hemispheres
ametria - congenital absence of the uterus
color blindness, color vision deficiency, colour blindness, colour vision deficiency - genetic inability to distinguish differences in hue
epispadias - a congenital abnormality in males in which the urethra is on the upper surface of the penis
clinocephalism, clinocephaly - a congenital defect in which the top of the head is depressed (concave instead of convex)
clinodactyly - a congenital defect in which one or more toes or fingers are abnormally positioned
macroglossia - a congenital disorder characterized by an abnormally large tongue; often seen in cases of Down's syndrome
Down syndrome, Down's syndrome, mongolianism, mongolism, trisomy 21 - a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome; results in a flat face and short stature and mental retardation
acrocephaly, oxycephaly - a congenital abnormality of the skull; the top of the skull assumes a cone shape
cheiloschisis, cleft lip, harelip - a congenital cleft in the middle of the upper lip
cleft palate - a congenital fissure of the hard palate
defect - an imperfection in a bodily system; "visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"
amelia - congenital absence of an arm or leg
meromelia - congenital absence of part of an arm or leg
encephalocele - protrusion of brain tissue through a congenital fissure in the skull
meningocele - a congenital anomaly of the central nervous system in which a sac protruding from the brain or the spinal meninges contains cerebrospinal fluid (but no nerve tissue)
myelomeningocele - a congenital defect of the central nervous system in which a sac containing part of the spinal cord and its meninges protrude through a gap in the vertebral column; frequently accompanied by hydrocephalus and mental retardation
plagiocephaly - congenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique
polysomy - congenital defect of having one or more extra chromosomes in somatic cells
hermaphrodism, hermaphroditism - congenital condition in which external genitalia and internal sex organs have both male and female characteristics
pseudohermaphroditism - congenital condition in which a person has external genitalia of one sex and internal sex organs of the other sex
scaphocephaly - congenital malformation of the skull which is long and narrow; frequently accompanied by mental retardation
congenital heart defect - a birth defect involving the heart
rachischisis, schistorrhachis, spina bifida - a not uncommon congenital defect in which a vertebra is malformed; unless several vertebrae are affected or there is myelomeningocele there are few symptoms; can be diagnosed by amniocentesis
spinocerebellar disorder - any of several congenital disorders marked by degeneration of the cerebellum and spinal cord resulting in spasticity and ataxia
hyperdactyly, polydactyly - birth defect characterized by the presence of more than the normal number of fingers or toes
syndactylism, syndactyly - birth defect in which there is partial or total webbing connecting two or more fingers or toes
ankyloglossia, tongue tie - a congenital anomaly in which the mucous membrane under the tongue is too short limiting the mobility of the tongue
anomalousness, anomaly - deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
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Civil servant Joanne, 37, has undergone two gruelling open-heart operations since she was born with a congenital defect, one of which when she was just seven.
The renowned Egyptian actress 's daughter has a hole in her heart, a congenital defect in the heart septum, resulting in inadequate circulation of oxygenated blood.
She is about 11 years old, and has a congenital defect called osteochondrodysplasia.
Emma said: "From birth, his feet were freezing and often blue and it turned out he had a congenital defect which made his aorta dangerously narrow.
An accessory tragus is usually an isolated congenital defect.
Abdul Waheed told here Monday that a hospital of Sialkot had referred Muhammad Tabeeb, who was suffering from a rare congenital defect of left main coronary artery of his heart, to the PIC, Lahore.
I have a congenital defect that affects my rear legs, but I am otherwise happy and healthy.
Lian, of Church Street, Langley Park, County Durham, was diagnosed with Fallot's Tetrology, a congenital defect which left a hole in her heart when she was just a young girl.
The mum-of-one, from Stevenston, Ayrshire, was born with a congenital defect and had to have surgery at Glasgow's Yorkhill Hospital to replace missing valves in her heart with plastic tubes.
Little Alise Williams had undergone two open-heart surgeries to fix a congenital defect, both before her second birthday.
The cubs were born with a congenital defect of unformed upper eyelid, said the director of the State Agency on Environment and Forestry of the Kyrgyz Republic Biymyrza Toktoraliev.
As a resident at All Children's Hospital in the early 1990s, Blanco had taken care of a child with the same congenital defect.

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