birth defect definition

  • noun:
    • A physiological or architectural problem that develops at or before beginning and is current during birth, particularly as a result of defective development, disease, heredity, or injury. Also referred to as congenital anomaly.
    • Any of several health problems which are present at delivery.
    • a defect this is certainly current at birth

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