A disorder characterized by smoothness (lack of folds and grooves) of the brain.

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  • lissencephaly — smooth brain; n. a condition in which the brain develops abnormally – it has no grooves on the outside, large ventricles, and generally is smaller than it should be. Lissencephaly causes severe mental retardation and failure to thrive. See also:… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • lissencephaly — lis·sen·ceph·a·ly …   English syllables

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  • Pachygyria — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Pachygyria ICD10 = ICD10|Q|04|3|q|00 ICD9 = Pachygyria (from the Greek pachy meaning thick or fat gyri) is a congenital malformation of the cerebral hemisphere. It results in unusually thick convolutions of the… …   Wikipedia

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