Schizorhinal Schiz`o*rhi"nal, a. [Schizo- + rhinal.] 1. (Anat.) Having the nasal bones separate. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having the anterior nostrils prolonged backward in the form of a slit. [1913 Webster]

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