plural noun

in many classifications
: a division of Anthropoidea comprising the new-world monkeys all of which have a broad nasal septum, usually 36 teeth, and often a prehensile tail compare catarrhina , cebidae

Word History


New Latin, from platy- + Greek -rrhina, neuter plural of -rrhin -nosed, from rhin-, rhis nose

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“Platyrrhina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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