congenital

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con·gen·i·tal

 (kən-jĕn′ĭ-tl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a condition that is present at birth, as a result of either heredity or environmental influences: a congenital heart defect; congenital syphilis.
2. Usage Problem Being or having an essential characteristic as if by nature; inherent or inveterate: "the congenital American optimism that denies conflicts and imagines all stories having happy endings" (Robert J. Samuelson).

[From Latin congenitus : com-, com- + genitus, born, past participle of gignere, to bear; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

con·gen′i·tal·ly adv.
Usage Note: The Usage Panel is divided evenly on the use of congenital to mean "inveterate." In our 2008 survey, only 50 percent accepted this word in a sentence with the phrase "the most congenital skeptic."

congenital

(kənˈdʒɛnɪtəl)
adj
1. (Pathology) denoting or relating to any nonhereditary condition, esp an abnormal condition, existing at birth: congenital blindness.
2. informal complete, as if from birth: a congenital idiot.
[C18: from Latin congenitus born together with, from genitus born, from gignere to bear, beget]
conˈgenitally adv
conˈgenitalness n

con•gen•i•tal

(kənˈdʒɛn ɪ tl)

adj.
1. present or existing at the time of birth: a congenital abnormality.
2. having by nature a specified character: a congenital fool.
[1790–1800; < Latin congenit(us) congenital (con- con- + genitus, past participle of gignere to give birth) + -al1]
con•gen′i•tal•ly, adv.
con•gen′i•tal•ness, n.
syn: See innate.

con·gen·i·tal

(kən-jĕn′ĭ-tl)
Existing at or before birth, as a defect or medical condition. See Note at heritable.

congenital

Used to describe a condition or disease that is present at birth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.congenital - present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
nonheritable, noninheritable - not inheritable

congenital

adjective
1. inborn, innate, inherent, hereditary, natural, constitutional, inherited, inbred When he was 17, he died of congenital heart disease.
2. (Informal) complete, confirmed, chronic, utter, hardened, thorough, habitual, incurable, inveterate, incorrigible, deep-dyed (usually derogatory) He is a congenital liar.

congenital

adjective
1. Possessed at birth:
2. Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual:
Translations
خَلْقي، مَنْذُ الوِلادَه
vrozený
medfødt
meîfæddur
apsigimęsįgimtasiš prigimties
iedzimts

congenital

[kənˈdʒenɪtl] ADJcongénito

congenital

[kənˈdʒɛnɪtəl] adj
(MEDICINE) [disease, abnormality, defect] → congénital(e)
(= incorrigible) [liar] → invétéré(e)

congenital

adjangeboren, kongenital (spec); congenital defectGeburtsfehler m; congenital liar (inf)Erzlügner(in) m(f) (inf)

congenital

[kənˈdʒɛnɪtl] adj (Med) → congenito/a

congenital

(kənˈdʒenitl) adjective
(of diseases or deformities) existing at or before birth.
conˈgenitally adverb

con·gen·i·tal

a. congénito-a; engendrado-a, rel. a una característica que se hereda y existe desde el nacimiento.

congenital

adj congénito