Associations to the word «Innate»


INNATE, adjective. Inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence.
INNATE, adjective. Originating in, or derived from, the constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from experience; as, innate ideas. See a priori, intuitive.
INNATE, adjective. (botany) Joined by the base to the very tip of a filament; as, an innate anther.
INNATE, verb. To cause to exist; to call into being.
INNATE IMMUNE SYSTEM, noun. (immunology) This is the initial line of defense that entails a cascade of cells and mechanisms that protect the host from infection by different organisms in an indeterminate pattern.

Dictionary definition

INNATE, adjective. Not established by conditioning or learning; "an unconditioned reflex".
INNATE, adjective. Being talented through inherited qualities; "a natural leader"; "a born musician"; "an innate talent".
INNATE, adjective. Present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development.

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley