congenital inborn innate
nonhereditary onhereditary adj. Not inheritable through genetic transmission. Opposite of {inheritable}, and {heritable}. [Narrower terms: {acquired, nurtural}; {congenital, inborn, innate ]

Syn: nontransmissible, nonheritable, noninheritable. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • congenital inborn innate — noninheritable oninheritable adj. not capable of transmission by heredity. Opposite of {inheritable}. [Narrower terms: {acquired, nurtural}; {congenital, inborn, innate}] Syn: nonheritable, nonhereditary, nontransmissible. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congenital — inborn, *innate, hereditary, inherited, inbred Analogous words: *inherent, constitutional, ingrained: *native Contrasted words: acquired (see GET): *accidental, adventitious …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inborn — innate, congenital, hereditary, inherited, inbred Analogous words: inherent, intrinsic, constitutional, essential: natural, normal, *regular, typical: *native, indigenous Antonyms: acquired …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • innate — adjective Etymology: Middle English innat, from Latin innatus, past participle of innasci to be born in, from in + nasci to be born more at nation Date: 15th century 1. existing in, belonging to, or determined by factors present in an individual… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • congenital — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. native, innate (See intrinsic). II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. inborn, innate, intrinsic; see fundamental 1 , inherent , native 1 , natural 1 . See Synonym Study at innate . III (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

  • innate — innate, inborn, inbred, congenital, hereditary, inherited are comparable but not wholly synonymous terms that refer to qualities which either are or seem to be derived from one s inheritance or from conditions attending one s birth or origin.… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • innate — [i nāt′, in′āt΄] adj. [L innatus, pp. of innasci, to be born in, originate in < in , in + nasci, to be born: see NATURE] 1. a) existing naturally rather than acquired; that seems to have been in one from birth [innate talent] b) existing as an …   English World dictionary

  • Inborn — In born , a. Born in or with; implanted by nature; innate; congenital; as, inborn passions. Cowper. Syn: Innate; inherent; congenital; natural …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • innate — I adjective basic, congenital, constitutional, derived from within, essential, existing from birth, fundamental, hereditary, immanent, inborn, inbred, indigenous, infixed, ingrained, inherent, inherited, innatus, insitus, instinctive, intrinsic,… …   Law dictionary

  • congenital — index born (innate), genetic, hereditary, innate, native (inborn) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

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