macrogyria


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macrogyria

 [mak″ro-ji´re-ah]
moderate reduction in the number of sulci of the cerebrum, sometimes with increase in the brain substance, resulting in excessive size of the gyri.
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pach·y·gy·ri·a

(pak'ē-jī'rē-ă),
Condition in which the convolutions of the cerebral cortex are abnormally large; there are fewer sulci than normal and in some cases the amount of brain substance is somewhat increased.
Synonym(s): macrogyria
[pachy- + G. gyros, circle]
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