Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
congenital con·gen·i·tal (kən-jěn'ĭ-tl)
Existing at or before birth usually through heredity, as a disorder.
Acquired at birth or during uterine development usually as a result of environmental influences.
A descriptive term for a disease or condition that is present at birth. A congenital disease can be either hereditary or acquired.