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English definition of “congenital”

congenital

adjective uk   /kənˈdʒen.ɪ.təl/ us    /-t̬əl/
specialized medical describes a disease or condition that exists at or from birth: a congenital abnormality/diseaseInnate and congenitalGenetics describes someone who always shows a particular bad quality: a congenital liarNot able to be changedKeeping and staying the same
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