Of or associated with a condition which occurs at delivery, as a result of either heredity or environmental influences: a congenital heart defect; congenital syphilis.
Becoming or having an important feature as though by nature; built-in or inveterate: "the congenital American optimism that denies disputes and imagines all tales having pleased endings” ( Robert J. Samuelson). See Synonyms at inborn.
Present since delivery.
present at, or dating from, delivery; pertaining to one from beginning; created with one; connate; constitutional; normal. See connate and local.
present at delivery but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development