platyrrhine

platyrrhine

[plat-i-rahyn, -rin]
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-uhn] .


Origin:
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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platyrrhine or platyrrhinian (ˈplætɪˌraɪn, ˌplætɪˈrɪnɪən)
 
adj
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
 
n
3.  an animal or person with this characteristic
 
[C19: from New Latin platyrrhinus, from platy- + -rrhinus, from Greek rhis nose]
 
platyrrhinian or platyrrhinian
 
adj
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin platyrrhinus, from platy- + -rrhinus, from Greek rhis nose]

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platyrrhine   (plāt'ĭ-rīn')  Pronunciation Key 
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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