Definition of inborn in US English:



  • 1Existing from birth.

    ‘an inborn defect in the formation of collagen’
    • ‘As an inborn metabolic error, it is extremely rare, with most of the few dozen cases occurring in Finland.’
    • ‘Other items of an interest at the forum will be susceptibilities and inborn anomalies, determination of the phenotype, genealogical study and risk assessment prevention.’
    • ‘People do seem to differ in their inborn ability to handle life's stresses.’
    • ‘There are three main categories of congenital problems to be considered in pediatric patients: congenital malformations, inborn errors of metabolism, and other inherited disorders.’
    • ‘An inborn error of metabolism is suggested by the high rate of occurrence within families.’
    • ‘There are some very vocal proponents who would persuade whoever will listen, that same-sex sexual orientation is inborn.’
    • ‘The evidence for an inborn, male predisposition for systematizing comes from a single experiment on newborn infants, tested with a single person and object.’
    • ‘Gaucher disease is a typical lysosomal storage disease resulting from an inborn deficiency of -glucocerebrosidase, which leads to the accumulation of glycolipids in macrophages.’
    • ‘There is a high frequency of inborn defects of respiratory organs and bronchiectasis.’
    • ‘Playfulness is an inborn ability that is hardwired into our genetic code.’
    • ‘Other causes of hypoglycaemia should be excluded; serum and urine samples must be taken at the time of hypoglycaemia for relevant investigations, in particular to exclude hyperinsulinaemia and inborn errors of metabolism.’
    • ‘Many of these inborn errors of metabolism can lead to serious complications or even death if they're not controlled with diet or medication from an early age.’
    • ‘Some people believe that resilience is a trait that is inborn; you either have it or you don't.’
    • ‘A rare but important cause of tremor in the young is Wilson's disease, an inborn error of copper metabolism that can be fatal if left untreated.’
    • ‘Apart from these inborn defects, deprivation of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) at any time of life interferes with a step in collagen synthesis; the resulting bleeding, bruising, and poor healing are part of the picture of scurvy.’
    • ‘Some suggest that crying could be an inborn healing mechanism, or a way of removing toxins that build up with stress.’
    • ‘Some of the cell lines were from individuals with rare inborn errors of metabolism, although none suffered from a condition known to be associated with their APOE genotype.’
    • ‘The first question is one that cannot be answered with total certainty but, like most personality traits, psychopathy does in general seem to be inborn and genetically inherited.’
    • ‘Intelligence is an emergent property of person-in-society, not an inborn capability or an epigenetically developed trait of individuals.’
    • ‘Homosexuality is an inborn, biological trait just like heterosexuality.’
    genetic, genetical, congenital, inherent, inherited, inbred, innate, in the family, in the blood, in the genes
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    1. 1.1 Natural to a person or animal.
      ‘people think doctors have inborn compassion’
      • ‘The difference between a good rider and a truly brilliant one comes down to sheer innate ability - something inborn that can enable such a jockey to win a race that others may not.’
      • ‘Very little is known about the nature of inherited talents, of inborn gifts.’
      • ‘From an evolutionary perspective, aggression is a response to a potential threat or provocation across a variety of species and seems to be an inborn response tendency.’
      • ‘Loewe, from Spain, leads the path of luxurious elegance reserved for those women possessing natural, inborn style, who want to look refined and elegant, but not extravagant or overdone.’
      • ‘We have a natural, inborn tendency to try to be ‘nice guys’ even though this is absolutely contrary to anything that really works with women!’
      • ‘All human beings (except for the handful of deviants who call themselves naturalists) have an inborn sense of shame.’
      • ‘Early research has defined leadership in terms of innate individual traits: some people are somehow born with an inborn quality to lead.’
      innate, congenital, existing from birth
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