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congenital
(adj)
cǝn-JEE-ni-ǝl
Meaning

existing at birth

1st Sample Sentence

This disease can either be congenital or it can be acquired later in life.

Root

com (with)#gignere (to produce, beget) (Latin)

Mnemonics

con + genital = genes. Inherited through the genes. genetic mismatches lead to Congenital diseases.

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