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pachygyria

Pronunciation: pak'e-ji're-a

Definition: 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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