lissencephaly

noun
lis·​sen·​ceph·​a·​ly | \ ˌli-sen-ˈse-fə-lē How to pronounce lissencephaly (audio) \
plural lissencephalies

Definition of lissencephaly

: the condition of having a smooth appearance on the surface of the brain specifically : an abnormality of brain development marked by the presence of a smooth cerebral cortex with few or no convolutions — see agyria, pachygyria

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Examples of lissencephaly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jack, 17, suffers from a neurological disorder called lissencephaly and has had to deal with seizures, eyesight problems and cognitive development issues. Reid Laymance, Houston Chronicle, "Texans coach Bill O’Brien and sons make TV appearance," 24 Apr. 2020 In 2014, while the Milton native was a member of the Red Sox, his infant son Brooks passed away from lissencephaly. Julian Mcwilliams, BostonGlobe.com, "Andrew Cashner scheduled for Tuesday debut with Red Sox," 15 July 2019 Veach — whose 5-year-old daughter Georgia suffers from the rare brain disorder lissencephaly — tells PEOPLE. Melody Chiu, PEOPLE.com, "Meet Hollywood's Go-to Pastor Whose Young Daughter's Heartbreaking Disease Inspired an A-List Tattoo Movement," 31 Oct. 2017 According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, symptoms of lissencephaly include unusual facial appearance, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, seizures and more. Melody Chiu, PEOPLE.com, "Meet Hollywood's Go-to Pastor Whose Young Daughter's Heartbreaking Disease Inspired an A-List Tattoo Movement," 31 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of lissencephaly

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Lissencephaly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lissencephaly. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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lissencephaly

noun
lis·​sen·​ceph·​a·​ly | \ ˌlis-en-ˈsef-ə-lē How to pronounce lissencephaly (audio) \
plural lissencephalies

Medical Definition of lissencephaly

: the condition of having a smooth appearance on the surface of the brain specifically : an abnormality of brain development marked by the presence of a smooth cerebral cortex with few or no convolutions — see agyria, pachygyria

Other Words from lissencephaly

lissencephalic \ -​sə-​ˈfal-​ik How to pronounce lissencephalic (audio) \ adjective

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