* * *in·nate in-'āt, 'in-. adj existing in, belonging to, or determined by factors present in an individual from birth: NATIVE, INBORN <\innate behavior>in·nate·ly advin·nate·ness n
* * *adj.describing a condition or characteristic that is present in an individual at birth and is inherited from his parents. See also congenital.
* * *in·nate (ĭ-nātґ) [L. in in + nasci to be born] inborn.
Medical dictionary. 2011.