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Definitions of congenital

  1. Congenitally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Existing, or produced, at birth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Begotten or born with, said of diseases or deformities dating from birth. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Existing from birth. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Of the same birth; born with another; existing from birth, as a disease or some deformity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Present at birth. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for congenital

  1. It was also certain that if that master happened to be a German, he should take delight in describing his hero as the Freewiller of Necessity, thereby beyond measure exasperating Englishmen with a congenital incapacity for metaphysics. – The Perfect Wagnerite A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring by George Bernard Shaw
  2. I should rather doubt this, as I have been told that congenital cataract can be removed if the operation takes place early enough, viz. – Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind by Frances Martin