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congenital

congenital (kon-jen´i-tal)

Existing at birth, referring to certain mental or physical traits, anomalies, malformations, diseases, etc. which may be either hereditary or due to an influence occurring during gestation up to the moment of birth. To establish that a trait is genetic, it is neither sufficient nor necessaary to show that it is congenital.congenitus; [L. congenitus, born with]

 

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