Definition of porencephaly in English:

porencephaly

noun

Medicine
  • A disorder characterized by the presence of one or more, usually congenital, cyst-like spaces in the brain, especially in the cerebral cortex, typically communicating with the ventricular system.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Brain: a journal of neurology. From German Porencephalie from ancient Greek πόρος + ἐγκέϕαλος brain + German -ie; compare -encephaly.

Pronunciation

porencephaly

/ˌpɔːrɛnˈsɛf(ə)li//ˌpɔːrɛnˈkɛfəli//ˌpɔːrɛnˈsɛfəli/