Neonatal vs Congenital - What's the difference?

neonatal | congenital |


As adjectives the difference between neonatal and congenital

is that neonatal is neonatal while congenital is congenital: originating before birth and continuing or progressing thereafter.

neonatal

English

Alternative forms

* neo-natal

Adjective

(-)
  • Of or pertaining to the period of time immediately following birth, or to the newborn.
  • The baby was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit.

    congenital

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (of a trait) Present since birth.