pachygyria

noun
pachy·​gy·​ria | \ ˌpa-kē-ˈjī-rē-ə How to pronounce pachygyria (audio) \

Definition of pachygyria

: mild to moderate lissencephaly marked by a cerebral cortex with only a few broad, flat convolutions : incomplete lissencephaly — compare agyria

First Known Use of pachygyria

circa 1944, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pachygyria

Time Traveler for pachygyria

Time Traveler

The first known use of pachygyria was circa 1944

See more words from the same year

Statistics for pachygyria

Cite this Entry

“Pachygyria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pachygyria. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for pachygyria

pachygyria

noun
pachy·​gy·​ria | \ ˌpa-kē-ˈjī-rē-ə How to pronounce pachygyria (audio) \

Medical Definition of pachygyria

: mild to moderate lissencephaly marked by a cerebral cortex with only a few broad, flat convolutions : incomplete lissencephaly — compare agyria

Comments on pachygyria

What made you want to look up pachygyria? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of probity?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!