platyrrhine

adjective
plat·​yr·​rhine | \ ˈpla-ti-ˌrīn How to pronounce platyrrhine (audio) \

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

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platyrrhine noun

First Known Use of platyrrhine

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Platyrrhine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/platyrrhine. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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platyrrhine

adjective
plat·​yr·​rhine | \ ˈplat-i-ˌrīn How to pronounce platyrrhine (audio) \

Medical Definition of platyrrhine

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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 : having a short broad nose

platyrrhine

noun

Medical Definition of platyrrhine (Entry 2 of 2)

: a platyrrhine individual

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