Meaning of congenital

con•gen•i•tal

Pronunciation: (kun-jen'i-tl), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a condition present at birth, whether inherited or caused by the environment, esp. the uterine environment.
  2. having by nature a specified character: a congenital fool.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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