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

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery