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platyrrhine

[plat-i-rahyn, -rin] /ˈplæt ɪˌraɪn, -rɪn/
adjective
1.
Anthropology. having a broad, flat-bridged nose.
2.
belonging or pertaining to the primate group or superfamily Platyrrhini, comprising the New World monkeys, having a broad, flat nose and usually a long, prehensile tail.
noun
3.
a platyrrhine animal.
Also, platyrrhinian
[plat-i-rin-ee-uh n] /ˌplæt ɪˈrɪn i ən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Neo-Latin Platyrrhini, plural of platyrhinus < Greek platy- platy- + -rhīn- -nosed, adj. derivative of rhī́s, stem rhīn- nose, snout; cf. catarrhine
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British Dictionary definitions for platyrrhine

platyrrhine

/ˈplætɪˌraɪn/
adjective
1.
(esp of New World monkeys) having widely separated nostrils opening to the side of the face
2.
(of humans) having an unusually short wide nose
noun
3.
an animal or person with this characteristic
Compare catarrhine
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin platyrrhinus, from platy- + -rrhinus, from Greek rhis nose
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platyrrhine
  (plāt'ĭ-rīn')   
Of or relating to the New World monkeys, distinguished from the Old World monkeys by a broad nasal septum and widely separated nostrils that generally open to the side.
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