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Congenital

Congenital
(Science: embryology) Existing at and usually before, birth, referring to conditions that are present at birth, regardless of their causation.
Origin: L. Congenitus = born together
present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development.Reference to occurrences that happen before birth, and are caused by the environment, i.e. they are not inherited.


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