from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A localized softening of the brain substance, due to hemorrhage or inflammation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, softening of the brain.
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Moldy corn poisoning, also known as encephalomalacia or blind staggers, is associated with consumption of corn that has been contaminated with the fungus Fusarium moniliforme.
Once we figure out what's causing the encephalomalacia (brain softening; my new favorite term), we'll talk about that.
Cortical tissue was collected from thirteen patients with intractable epilepsy due to focal cortical dysplasia (6), encephalomalacia (5), Rasmussen's encephalitis (1) or mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (1).