microgyria


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Related to microgyria: pachygyria, Microgyrus, Polymicrogyria

microgyria

 [mi″kro-ji´re-ah]
abnormal smallness of convolutions of the brain.

mi·cro·gy·ri·a

(mī'krō-jī'rē-ă),
Abnormal narrowness of the cerebral convolutions.
[micro- + G. gyros, convolution]

microgyria

/mi·cro·gyr·ia/ (-ji´re-ah) polymicrogyria.

microgyria

[mī′krōjī′rē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, mikros + gyros, turn
a developmental defect of the brain in which the convolutions are abnormally small, resulting in structural malformation of the cortex. The condition is usually associated with mental retardation and physical defects. Also called polymicrogyria.

microgyria

The presence of small convolutions of the cerebral cortex.

mi·cro·gy·ri·a

(mī'krō-ji'rē-ă)
Abnormal narrowness of the cerebral convolutions.
[micro- + G. gyros, convolution]

microgyria

the convolutions in the cerebral cortex are smaller and more numerous than usual and the normal gyral pattern may be lost.
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