platyrrhine

platyrrhine
/plat"i ruyn', -rin/, adj.
1. Anthropol. having a broad, flat-bridged nose.
2. belonging or pertaining to the primate group or superfamily Platyrrhini, comprising the New World monkeys, having a broad, flat nose and usually a long, prehensile tail.
n.
3. a platyrrhine animal.
Also, platyrrhinian /plat'i rin"ee euhn/.
[1835-45; < NL Platyrrhini, pl. of PLATYRHINUS < Gk platy- PLATY- + -rhin- -nosed, adj. deriv. of rhís, s. rhin- nose, snout; cf. CATARRHINE]

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