birth defect

noun Pathology.

any physical, mental, or biochemical abnormality present at birth.

Also called congenital defect. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for birth defect

abnormality, deformity, disability, mutation

birth defect in Medicine

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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