Platyrrhine



[plat-i-rahyn, -rin] /ˈplæt ɪˌraɪn, -rɪn/

adjective
1.
Anthropology. 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.
noun
3.
a platyrrhine animal.
/ˈplætɪˌraɪn/
adjective
1.
(esp of New World monkeys) having widely separated nostrils opening to the side of the face
2.
(of humans) having an unusually short wide nose
noun
3.
an animal or person with this characteristic
platyrrhine
(plāt’ĭ-rīn’)
Of or relating to the New World monkeys, distinguished from the Old World monkeys by a broad nasal septum and widely separated nostrils that generally open to the side.

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