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congenital

con·gen·i·tal

congenital

 
pronunciation:
kn je nih tl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: existing from birth, but usu. not hereditary.
The child has a congenital heart defect.
similar words:
inborn, temperamental
definition 2: in and of one's nature.
a congenital liar
synonyms:
ingrained
similar words:
confirmed, inbred, inveterate, native, temperamental
derivations: congenitally (adv.), congenitalness (n.)