from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A physiological or structural abnormality that develops at or before birth and is present at the time of birth, especially as a result of faulty development, infection, heredity, or injury. Also called congenital anomaly.

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  • n. Any of several medical disorders that are present at birth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a defect that is present at birth


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