birth defect


noun Pathology.

any physical, mental, or biochemical abnormality present at birth.
Also called congenital defect.
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Medicine definitions for birth defect

birth defect


n.

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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