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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.
innate/in·nate/ (ĭ-nāt´) inborn.
Etymology: L, innatus, inborn
1 existing in or belonging to a person from birth; inborn; hereditary; congenital.
2 a natural and essential characteristic of something or someone; inherent.
3 originating in or produced by the intellect or the mind.
noun A term which, in the construct of chiropractic, corresponds to a form of personalised energy based in the nervous system; it is equal to spirit or vital force.
inborn; hereditary; congenital.