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Noun: epilepsia minor
  1. Epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (and possibly other abnormalities)
    "she has been suffering from epilepsia minor since childhood";
    - petit mal epilepsy, petit mal
  2. A seizure of short duration characterized by momentary unconsciousness and local muscle spasms or twitching
    "the girl was frightened by her first epilepsia minor";
    - petit mal

Type of: epilepsy, epileptic seizure