UK [kənˈdʒenɪt(ə)l] / US adjective medical
a) a congenital medical condition is one that a person has had since they were born
b) if someone has a congenital fault, they have always had it

He's a congenital liar.

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  • congénital — congénital, ale, aux [ kɔ̃ʒenital, o ] adj. • 1784; du lat. congenitus « né avec » 1 ♦ (Opposé à acquis) Qui est présent à la naissance; dont l origine se situe pendant la vie intra utérine. Maladie, malformation congénitale. ⇒ héréditaire, inné …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • congenital — CONGENITÁL, Ă, congenitali, e, adj. Care există în momentul naşterii; din naştere, înnăscut. – Din fr. congénital. Trimis de irene bujenita, 13.08.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  CONGENITÁL adj. v. înnăscut. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime … …   Dicționar Român

  • Congenital — Con*gen i*tal (k[o^]n*j[e^]n [i^]*tal), a. [From {Congenite}.] Existing at, or dating from, birth; pertaining to one from birth; born with one; connate; constitutional; natural; as, a congenital deformity; a congenital liar. See {Connate} and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congénital — congénital, ale (kon jé ni tal, ta l ) adj. Terme de médecine. Qui naît avec. Maladie congénitale. Déplacements congénitaux. REMARQUE    L Académie dit congénital ou congénial. C est une confusion vicieuse. Congénial dans le sens de congénital… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • congenital — [kən jen′ə təl] adj. [< L congenitus, born together with < com , together + genitus: see GENITAL] 1. existing as such at birth [a congenital disease] 2. existing as if inborn; inherent [a congenital cheerfulness] SYN. INNATE congenitally… …   English World dictionary

  • congenital — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a disease or abnormality) present from birth. 2) having a particular trait from or as if from birth: a congenital liar. DERIVATIVES congenitally adverb. ORIGIN from Latin congenitus born together …   English terms dictionary

  • congenital — congenital. См. врожденный. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • congenital — index born (innate), genetic, hereditary, innate, native (inborn) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • congenital — existing from birth, 1796, from L. congenitus, from com together, with (see COM (Cf. com )) + genitus, pp. of gignere to beget (see GENUS (Cf. genus)). The sense formerly belonged to congenial. Related: Congenitally …   Etymology dictionary

  • congenital — inborn, *innate, hereditary, inherited, inbred Analogous words: *inherent, constitutional, ingrained: *native Contrasted words: acquired (see GET): *accidental, adventitious …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • congenital — [adj] inborn complete, connate, connatural, constitutional, inbred, indigenous, indwelling, ingrained, inherent, inherited, innate, intrinsic, inveterate, latent, native, natural, thorough, unacquired, utter; concepts 314,549 Ant. contracted …   New thesaurus

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