plural noun
Lis·​sen·​ceph·​a·​la | \ ˌli(ˌ)senˈsefələ, sə̇n-, -₋sᵊn- \

Definition of Lissencephala

in some classifications
: eutherian mammals having a brain with few or no cerebral convolutions and including the edentates, bats, insectivores, and rodents

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History and Etymology for Lissencephala

New Latin, from liss- + -encephala (from Greek enkephalos brain)

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“Lissencephala.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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