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|Noun||1.||epilepsia minor - epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (and possibly other abnormalities); "she has been suffering from petit mal since childhood"|
epilepsy - a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
|2.||epilepsia minor - a seizure of short duration characterized by momentary unconsciousness and local muscle spasms or twitching; "the girl was frightened by her first petit mal"|
epileptic seizure - convulsions accompanied by impaired consciousness