acquired definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or regarding an illness, problem, or characteristic which is not congenital but develops after delivery.
    • Resulting from contact with some thing, such an antigen or antibiotic drug.
    • Developed postfetally; not congenital.
    • gotten through environmental forces. Contrasted with hereditary.
    • gotten through ecological forces
  • verb:
    • Simple past tense and past participle of gain.

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