In the medical language of doctors, the terms congenital and connatal are occasionally used synonymously, although there are differences between the two:
- congenital ( Germanised and previously borrowed from the Latin congenitalis or congenitus via the English congenital , for from birth ) means in a broad sense present at birth ; no distinction is made as to whether a characteristic was inherited or acquired in the womb.
- (similarly, about the English connatally connatal this before, and from the Latin natalis , for borrowed born [in] ) relates closely to features that are present at birth and for example, intrauterine influences, that is in the womb , were acquired.
- Roche Lexicon Medicine . 4th edition. Urban & Fischer Verlag, Munich 1998, ISBN 3-541-17114-6
Wiktionary: innate - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations
- congenital . In: DocCheck Flexikon , 2019; with: “from Latin: con (old Latin for cum) - with; genus, generis - birth, descent, gender "
- congenital . In: Duden.de, 2019; ibid under "origin" with: "to Latin con = mit- and genitum, 2nd participle of: gignere = to beget, to give birth"
- connatal . In: DocCheck Flexikon , 2019; with: "from Latin: natus - born"
- connatal . In: Duden.de, 2019