- Initiated during development in utero. In the specific context of i. error of metabolism, it connotes a genetic disruption of an enzyme. See i. errors of metabolism, under error. SYN: innate.
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* * *in·born (inґborn) 1. genetically determined, and present at birth; see also inborn error of metabolism, under error. 2. congenital.
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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
inborn — index born (innate), hereditary, ingrained, inherent, innate, natural, organic Burton s Legal Thesaurus … Law dictionary
inborn — (adj.) O.E. inboren native to a place, from IN (Cf. in) within + boren brought forth (see BORN (Cf. born)). Of qualities in a person, 1510s … Etymology dictionary
inborn — innate, congenital, hereditary, inherited, inbred Analogous words: inherent, intrinsic, constitutional, essential: natural, normal, *regular, typical: *native, indigenous Antonyms: acquired … New Dictionary of Synonyms
inborn — / inbred [adj] coming from birth; natural congenital, connate, connatural, constitutional, deep seated, essential, hereditary, inbred, indigenous, indwelling, ingenerate, ingrained, inherent, inherited, innate, instinctive, intrinsic, intuitive,… … New thesaurus
inborn — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ existing from birth … English terms dictionary
inborn — [in′bôrn΄] adj. [OE inboren] 1. present in the organism at birth; innate; not acquired 2. hereditary; inherited SYN. INNATE … English World dictionary
inborn — in|born [ˌınˈbo:n US o:rn] adj an inborn quality or ability is one you have had naturally since birth ▪ Mammals have an inborn fear of snakes. ▪ Good taste is inborn and cannot be learned … Dictionary of contemporary English
inborn — [[t]ɪ̱nbɔ͟ː(r)n[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Inborn qualities are natural ones which you are born with. He had an inborn talent for languages... It is clear that the ability to smile is inborn. Syn: innate, inbred … English dictionary
inborn — in|born [ ın bɔrn ] adjective something that is inborn has existed in you since you were born: INNATE: our inborn instinct for survival … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English