Lissencephala

plural noun

Lis·​sen·​ceph·​a·​la
ˌli(ˌ)senˈsefələ,
sə̇n-,
-₋sᵊn-
in some classifications
: eutherian mammals having a brain with few or no cerebral convolutions and including the edentates, bats, insectivores, and rodents

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Lissencephala.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lissencephala. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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