adjective cat·ar·rhine \ˈka-tə-ˌrīn\

Definition of CATARRHINE

:  of, relating to, or being any of a division (Catarrhina) of primates comprising the Old World monkeys, higher apes, and hominids that have the nostrils close together and directed downward, 32 teeth, and the tail when present never prehensile — compare platyrrhine
catarrhine noun


New Latin Catarrhina, from Greek katarrhina, neuter plural of katarrhin hook-nosed, from kata- + rhin-, rhis nose
First Known Use: 1863


Next Word in the Dictionary: CatarrhiniPrevious Word in the Dictionary: catarrhal pneumoniaAll Words Near: catarrhine
April 21, 2015
omnipotent Hear it
having unlimited authority or influence
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears