platyrrhine

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adjective plat·yr·rhine \ˈpla-ti-ˌrīn\

Definition of platyrrhine

  1. 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. 2 [Greek platyrrhin-, platyrrhis] :  having a short broad nose

platyrrhine

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First Known Use of platyrrhine

1857


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platyrrhine

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adjective plat·yr·rhine \ˈplat-i-ˌrīn\

Medical Definition of platyrrhine

  1. 1:  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

  2. 2:  having a short broad nose


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platyrrhine

noun plat·yr·rhine

Medical Definition of platyrrhine

  1. :  a platyrrhine individual


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