- nounthe occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy• Syn: ↑absence
* * *Pathol.petit mal.
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