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Definition of Acquired

Acquired: Not inherited, or present at birth (congenital), but developing after birth. For example, AIDS is an acquired, not an inherited, form of immune deficiency.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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