• (adj): Present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development.
    Synonyms: congenital, inborn, inherent
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on innate:

Psychological Nativism
... the environment but does not contain content such as innate beliefs ... For example, one might argue that some moral intuitions are innate or that color preferences are innate ...
DAMPs - History
... in the same year presaged the deeper understanding of innate immune reactivity, dictating the subsequent nature of the adaptive immune response ... reperfusion injury-was seen to contribute to the process of innate and subsequent adaptive immune responses ... various "Danger signal" could initiate innate immune responses, the "DAMP" was described by Seong and Matzinger in 2004 for the first time ...
Self-determination Theory - Basic Theory
... that the theory calls "inherent growth tendencies." People also have innate psychological needs that are the basis for self-motivation and personality integration ... SDT identifies three innate needs that, if satisfied, allow optimal function and growth Competence Relatedness Autonomy These needs are seen as universal ...
SFTPA2B - Innate Immunity
... The role of SFTPA2 in innate immunity has been extensively studied ... the functions by which both SFTPA2 and SFTPA1 contribute to innate immunity include opsonization of bacteria for phagocytosis by alveolar macrophages recruitment of monocytes and neutrophils to the site of ...
Sporothrix Schenckii - Immune Response - Innate
... schenckii is effectively phagocytosed by cells of the innate immune system and are recognized based on the sugars displayed on their surface or ...

More definitions of "innate":

  • (adj): Being talented through inherited qualities.
    Example: "An innate talent"
    Synonyms: natural, born

Famous quotes containing the word innate:

    That Calvinistic sense of Innate Depravity and Original Sin, from whose visitations, in some shape or another, no deeply thinking mind is always and wholly free. For, in certain moods, no man can weigh this world, without throwing in something, somehow like Original Sin, to strike the uneven balance.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Never can the innate power of a work be hidden or locked away. A work of art can be forgotten by time; it can be forbidden and rejected but the elemental will always prevail over the ephemeral.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)

    Democracy and equality try to deny ... the mystic recognition of difference and innate priority, the joy of obedience and the sacred responsibility of authority.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)