any physical, mental, or biochemical abnormality present at birth.
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Also called congenital defect.
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Medical definitions for birth defect
A physiological or structural abnormality that develops at or before birth and is present at the time of birth, especially as a result of faulty development, infection, heredity, or injury.congenital anomaly
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