congenital

[ kuh n-jen-i-tl ]SEE DEFINITION OF congenital
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WORD ORIGIN

"existing from birth," 1796, from Latin congenitus, from com- "together, with" (see com-) + genitus, past participle of gignere "to beget" (see genus). The sense formerly belonged to congenial. Related: Congenitally.

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