Definition of 'congenital'
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Born with a congenital defect, he had to undergo open heart surgery to repair two holes before he reached six months. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The prevalence of congenital heart disease depends therefore upon the age at which it is measured. BMA Family Doctor Guide - Heart Disease (1989)There are others whose attitudes to their congenital condition are in sharp contrast to this. Growing Through Loss and Grief (1994)Within two days we knew that what was up was a serious congenital heart defect. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Most congenital conditions occur because the heart or its valves and vessels are not properly formed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was nine years since she had had a heart valve inserted to counter a congenital defect. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Birth involving such close relations doubles risk of congenital defects. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In some cases recurrence is a symptom of a congenital abnormality, which may need surgery. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's a congenital condition which meant his bowel would be born outside his body. The Sun (2015)The Rotherham inquest heard she died suddenly from undiagnosed congenital heart disease. The Sun (2013)More complex forms of congenital heart disease account for less than 10%. BMA Family Doctor Guide - Heart Disease (1989)Higher risk of congenital defects. The Sun (2009)Presumably, the remaining 5.4 per cent admitted to being congenital liars. The Sun (2014)After that it was obvious to doctors that it might be a congenital condition that I had passed down to him. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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