platyrrhine


plat·yr·rhine

adjective \ˈpla-ti-ˌrīn\

Definition of PLATYRRHINE

1
[New Latin Platyrrhina, from Greek platyrrhin-, platyrrhis broad-nosed, from platys + rhin-, rhis nose] :  of, relating to, or being any of a division (Platyrrhina) of arboreal New World monkeys characterized by a broad nasal septum, usually 36 teeth, and often a prehensile tail — compare catarrhine
2
[Greek platyrrhin-, platyrrhis] :  having a short broad nose
platyrrhine noun

First Known Use of PLATYRRHINE

1857

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