American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Absence or incomplete development of an organ or body part.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In physiology, any anomaly of organization consisting in the absence or imperfect development of parts. Also called agenesia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physiol.) Any imperfect development of the body, or any anomaly of organization.
- n. imperfect development; nondevelopment of a part
- a- + -genesis (Wiktionary)
“Later, it was also determined he had a rare and potentially life-threatening condition called agenesis corpus callosum, which occurs when a portion of the brain fails to develop properly.”
“Christensen discovered a rare birth defect, known as agenesis of the corpus callosum, during a brain scan in the 1980s.”
“Peek suffered from a rare birth defect, agenesis of the corpus callosum, which basically meant that he was missing the bundle of fibers that connected both hemispheres of his brain.”
“Because of a genetic disorder called sacral agenesis, Siggins's legs were amputated when she was young.”
“It must extend itself to cover horrors—ostomies and scars and flipper-hands and harelips and agenesis of the eyeballs—and it rises to every miserable occasion of the sick body.”
“Five postwar children of male Gulf War veterans had renal agenesis, a condition in which part of the kidney fails to grow and develop properly.”
“Developmental disorder e.g., arteriovenous malformation, agenesis”
“The scholastic records of this college student with callosal agenesis were fair to good for courses that involved language and verbal facility, but contrastingly poor for subjects such as geometry and geography that involved spatial and related nonverbal faculties which we now commonly associate with the right hemisphere.”
“Saul R. & Sperry, R.W. Absence of commissurotomy symptoms with agenesis of the corpus callosum.”
“How To Install Toilet Seat which climate strategy you choose, there are agenesis bolts and outlets for each of them.”
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