catarrhine

[kat-uh-rahyn]
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the group Catarrhini, comprising humans, anthropoid apes, and Old World monkeys, having the nostrils close together and opening downward and a nonprehensile, often greatly reduced or vestigial tail.
noun
2.
a catarrhine animal.
Also, catarrhinian [kat-uh-rin-ee-uhn] .


Origin:
1860–65; < Neo-Latin Catarrhini, plural of catarrhinus < Greek katarrhīn hook-nosed, equivalent to kata- cata- + -rhīn -nosed, adj. derivative of rhī́s nose, snout

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catarrhine (ˈkætəˌraɪn)
 
adj
1.  (of apes and Old World monkeys) having the nostrils set close together and opening to the front of the face
2.  Also: leptorrhine (of humans) having a thin or narrow nose
 
n
3.  an animal or person with this characteristic
 
[C19: from New Latin Catarrhina (for sense 1), all ultimately from Greek katarrhin having a hooked nose, from kata- down + rhis nose]

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They found that the catarrhine tree is far more stable than that of the dinosaurs.
The external characters of the catarrhine monkeys and apes.
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