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Congenital defect   /kəndʒˈɛnətəl dˈifɛkt/   Listen
Congenital defect

A defect that is present at birth.  Synonyms: birth defect, congenital abnormality, congenital anomaly, congenital disorder.

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"Congenital defect" Quotes from Famous Books

... a congenital defect, but is usually acquired owing to excessive near work which requires that the eye muscles constantly direct both eyes inward to see near objects. In so acting the muscles compress the sides of the eyeballs and tend to increase their length, interfere with their nutrition, and aggravate ...
— The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI) • Various

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