What is another word for congenital?

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[ kənd͡ʒˈɛnɪtə͡l], [ kənd‍ʒˈɛnɪtə‍l], [ k_ə_n_dʒ_ˈɛ_n_ɪ_t_əl]

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How to use "Congenital" in context?

What is a congenital? Congenital means "born with." A congenital is an anatomical or medical condition that is present at birth or develops soon after birth. Congenital conditions can be quite serious, and some can be life-threatening. Many congenital conditions are caused by genetic mutations, and can be passed down from parents to children. Some congenital conditions, like cleft lip and palate, are the result of genetic errors during early development. Other congenital conditions, like Down syndrome, are the result of abnormal cell growth in the womb.

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