Meaning of “congenital” in the English Dictionary

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"congenital" in British English

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congenitaladjective

uk /kənˈdʒen.ɪ.təl/ us /kənˈdʒen.ə.t̬əl/

specialized medical A congenital disease or condition exists at or from birth:

a congenital abnormality/disease

used to say that someone always shows a particular bad quality:

a congenital liar

(Definition of “congenital” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"congenital" in American English

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congenitaladjective [ not gradable ]

us /kənˈdʒen·ɪ·t̬əl/

existing at or from birth:

a congenital defect

(Definition of “congenital” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)