pachygyria

noun

pachy·​gy·​ria ˌpa-kē-ˈjī-rē-ə How to pronounce pachygyria (audio)
: mild to moderate lissencephaly marked by a cerebral cortex with only a few broad, flat convolutions : incomplete lissencephaly compare agyria

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pachygyria was circa 1944

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“Pachygyria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pachygyria. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

pachygyria

noun
pachy·​gy·​ria ˌpa-kē-ˈjī-rē-ə How to pronounce pachygyria (audio)
: mild to moderate lissencephaly marked by a cerebral cortex with only a few broad, flat convolutions : incomplete lissencephaly compare agyria
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