platyrrhine

adjective plat·yr·rhine \ 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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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platyrrhine

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

medical Definition of platyrrhine

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

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platyrrhine

noun

medical Definition of platyrrhine

: a platyrrhine individual

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