Definition of Birth defect
1. Noun. A defect that is present at birth.
Specialized synonyms: Ablepharia, Albinism, Anencephalia, Anencephaly, Ametria, Color Blindness, Color Vision Deficiency, Colour Blindness, Colour Vision Deficiency, Epispadias, Clinocephalism, Clinocephaly, Clinodactyly, Macroglossia, Down Syndrome, Down's Syndrome, Mongolianism, Mongolism, Trisomy 21, Acrocephaly, Oxycephaly, Cheiloschisis, Cleft Lip, Harelip, Cleft Palate, Amelia, Meromelia, Encephalocele, Meningocele, Myelomeningocele, Plagiocephaly, Polysomy, Hermaphrodism, Hermaphroditism, Pseudohermaphroditism, Scaphocephaly, Congenital Heart Defect, Rachischisis, Schistorrhachis, Spina Bifida, Spinocerebellar Disorder, Hyperdactyly, Polydactyly, Syndactylism, Syndactyly, Ankyloglossia, Tongue Tie
Generic synonyms: Defect, Anomalousness, Anomaly
Definition of Birth defect
1. Noun. (medicine) Any of several medical disorders that are present at birth. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Birth defect
1. Defect present at birth; sometimes referred to as congenital defect. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Birth defect
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1. Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: Final Report edited by Joyce C Laslof, John D Baldeschwieler, Marguerite Knox (1997)
"Under the circumstances surrounding possible exposures to males in the KTO, an increase in a single type of birth defect is biologically implausible. ..."
2. Gulf War And Health by Institute of Medicine (2005)
"With a population-based, case-control method, average monthly exposure was assigned to birth-defect cases and control pregnancies (n = 10649) on the basis ..."
3. Papers and Proceedings of the Surgeon General's Conference on Agricultural edited by Melvin L. Myers (1994)
"Through the State Health Registry of Iowa at the University of Iowa, we are now able to register birth defect and cancer incidence. ..."
4. Code of Federal Regulations 21: Food And Drugs 2005 by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"(ii) Adequate folate in healthful diets may reduce a woman's risk of having a child with a brain on spinal cord birth defect. (2) Example 3. ..."
5. Change-Point Problems by Edward G. Carlstein, Hans-Georg Müller, David Siegmund (1994)
"... two different expressions are derived for the average delay in detecting increases in birth defect rates. Comparisons are made with the CUSUM scheme, ..."
6. When I'm 64 by Laura L. Carstensen, Christine R. Hartel (2006)
"... Compared to the risk of a serious birth defect, merely "not wanting any more children" appears less legitimate, reducing support for legal abortion. ..."