arrhinencephaly

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ar·rhin·en·ceph·a·ly

, arrhinencephalia (ā'rīn-en-sef'ă-lē, -se-fā'lē-ă),
Congenital absence or rudimentary state of the rhinencephalon, or olfactory lobe of the brain, on one or both sides, with a corresponding lack of development of the external olfactory organs.
[G. a- priv. + rhis (rhin-), nose, + enkephalos, brain]