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Related to inborn: Inborn errors of metabolism
1. genetically determined, and present at birth; see also inborn error of metabolism.
Initiated during development in utero. In the specific context of inborn error of metabolism, it connotes a genetic disruption of an enzyme. See: inborn error of metabolism.
1. genetically determined, and present at birth.
Existing naturally or by heredity rather than being learned through experience: "Flight is an inborn skill; young birds don't have to learn how" (Marie Read).
Etymology: L, in, within; AS, beran, to bear
inbornOf qualities or characteristics that are genetically determined rather than being acquired after conception.
congenital; inherited or acquired before birth.
inborn error of metabolism
congenital disorders of metabolism. Includes cystinuria, fucosidosis, citrullinemia, mannosidosis, tyrosinemia and glycogenosis.