Lipotyphla

plural noun
Li·​po·​typh·​la | \ ˌlīpəˈtiflə, li- \

Definition of Lipotyphla

: a suborder of insectivores comprising the moles, hedgehogs, and true shews and having the pubic symphysis short and the postorbital process undeveloped — compare menotyphla

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History and Etymology for Lipotyphla

New Latin, from lip- + -typhla (from Greek typhlon cecum)

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“Lipotyphla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lipotyphla. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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