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Pronunciation: ri'no-sef'a-le, -se-fa'le-a

Definition: a form of cyclopia in which the nose is represented by a fleshy proboscislike protuberance arising above the slitlike orbits, and the rhinencephalic lobes of the telencephalon are poorly developed with some tendency to become fused.

[rhino- + G. kephale, head]

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