catarrhine

adjective
cat·​ar·​rhine | \ ˈka-tə-ˌrīn How to pronounce catarrhine (audio) \

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

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catarrhine noun

First Known Use of catarrhine

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for catarrhine

New Latin Catarrhina, from Greek katarrhina, neuter plural of katarrhin hook-nosed, from kata- + rhin-, rhis nose

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“Catarrhine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catarrhine. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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