Origin of congenital
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OTHER WORDS FROM congenitalcon·gen·i·tal·ly, adverbcon·gen·i·tal·ness, nounnon·con·gen·i·tal, adjective
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What does congenital mean?
Congenital describes something that is or is related to a condition present from birth or during fetal development.
The word congenital can refer to a condition occurring at the time of birth or while the embryo is developing, as in The scientists noticed multiple congenital defects in the kangaroo embryos.
Informally, congenital can mean something is so complete that it seems to have been that way since birth, as in Frank is a congenital liar.
Congenital can refer to a condition that is either inherited or caused by the environment, however there is an important point to remember. In medicine, the word congenital is a general term to refer to any disease that can be present since birth. However, congenital isn’t used interchangeably with words like genetic or hereditary. This is because not all diseases or disorders that can happen during pregnancy (meaning they are congenital) are caused by genes or inheritance.
Example: The rats’ misshapen feet appear to be a congenital defect that they have had since they were born.
Where does congenital come from?
The first records of congenital come from around 1790. It comes from the Latin congenit(us), meaning “inborn, innate.” Congenital refers to traits or conditions a living thing has had since (or even before) birth.
When used formally, congenital very often refers to medical conditions or disorders that a person is born with. Congenital disorders or defects can be caused by genetics, but not all of them are. For example, congenital heart defects can be inherited or can be a result of the mother smoking cigarettes or having diabetes while pregnant.
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What are some other forms related to congenital?
- congenitally (adverb)
- congenitalness (noun)
- noncongenital (adjective)
What are some synonyms for congenital?
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How is congenital used in real life?
Congenital is most often used formally to refer to medical disorders and defects that a person is born with.
Just discovered that Arnold Schwarzenegger has the same congenital heart defect as my daughter and I’m very glad to know there’s still hope she’ll become a huge beefcake one day.
— jon bon iver (@kimbaheartsyou) October 25, 2020
LB Zachary Orr has announced he is retiring from the NFL due to a congenital neck/spine condition. 😢
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 20, 2017
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's top court ruled Thursday that a law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is unconstitutional, shutting a loophole in the predominantly Catholic country's abortion laws that are among Europe's strictest.
— Rick Folbaum (@RickFolbaum) October 22, 2020
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The word congenital refers to a condition that is developed soon after birth.
How to use congenital in a sentence
Techshot also envisions someday using artificial tissue and organs to help treat diseases, and even congenital defects.NASA inches closer to printing artificial organs in space|Tatyana Woodall|June 18, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Despite having been diagnosed with a congenital heart condition,“she worked day and night—walked in the heat to different centers as and when assigned,” Dinesh says.'Our Lives Don't Matter.' India's Female Community Health Workers Say the Government Is Failing to Protect Them From COVID-19|Nilanjana Bhowmick / New Delhi|May 5, 2021|Time
Cunningham-Rundles treats many patients with congenital immune system deficiencies.What immunosuppressed patients should know about the coronavirus vaccines|Lindsey Bever|April 23, 2021|Washington Post
Early on, my vet back home delivered the crushing news that Scout had a congenital kidney disease.I have the pandemic to thank for this precious time with my old hound, Teddy|Diana Nyad|December 21, 2020|Washington Post
Mabry’s ex-wife worked in a hospital, so two of their kids, including one with a congenital condition, moved in with him.As COVID-19 Ravaged This Iowa City, Officials Discovered Meatpacking Executives Were the Ones in Charge|by Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung|December 21, 2020|ProPublica
British Dictionary definitions for congenital
Derived forms of congenitalcongenitally, adverbcongenitalness, noun
Word Origin for congenital
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A descriptive term for a disease or condition that is present at birth. A congenital disease can be either hereditary or acquired.