plural noun

: a suborder of Insectivora comprising the elephant shrews and commonly the tree shrews in all of which the pubic symphysis is long and the postorbital process well developed compare lipotyphla

Word History


New Latin, from meno- entry 2 + -typhla (from Greek typhlon caecum)

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“Menotyphla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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