agyria

noun

agy·​ria ˌā-ˈjī-rē-ə How to pronounce agyria (audio)
medical
: severe lissencephaly marked by the absence of cerebral convolutions
broadly : lissencephaly compare pachygyria

Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agyria was in 1933

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“Agyria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agyria. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

agyria

noun
agy·​ria ˌā-ˈjī-rē-ə How to pronounce agyria (audio)
: severe lissencephaly marked by the absence of cerebral convolutions
broadly : lissencephaly compare pachygyria
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