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    congenital

    congenital - Dictionary definition and meaning for word congenital

    Definition
    (adj) present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
    Synonyms : inborn , innate
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for congenital

genetic mismatches lead to Congenital diseases.

con + genital = genes. Inherited through the genes.

CON means "with." So CON + GENITALS means you are born with GENITALS.

congenital= can+genital => can be genetic (not necessarily)

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