Definition of Platyrrhine

1. Noun. Hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails.




2. Adjective. Of or related to New World monkeys having nostrils far apart or to people with broad noses.

Definition of Platyrrhine

1. Adjective. (zoology) Having a broad, flat nose ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Platyrrhine

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Medical Definition of Platyrrhine

1. 1. Characterised by a nose of large width in proportion to its length. 2. Denoting a skull with a nasal index between 53 and 58. Origin: platy-+ G. Rhis, nose (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Platyrrhine

platypnea
platypneas
platypod
platypoda
platypodes
platyptera
platypus
platypusaries
platypusary
platypuses
platypussaries
platypussary
platyrhine
platyrhini
platyrhinian
platyrrhine (current term)
platyrrhines
platyrrhinian
platyrrhinic
platyrrhiny
platys
platysma
platysmas
platysmata
platyspondylia
platystencephaly
plaud
plauded
plauding
plaudit

Literary usage of Platyrrhine

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1863)
"On Geoffroy St.-Hilaire's Distinction between Catarrhine and platyrrhine Quadrumana. By Dr. COLLINGWOOD, Liverpool. The terms applied long since by this ..."

2. The Origin and Evolution of the Human Dentition by William King Gregory (1922)
"... platyrrhine AND CATARRHINE SERIES In Part II of this review we have seen that, so far as is known, the true primates of the Lower Eocene were already ..."

3. Transactions by Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (1863)
"HILAIRE'S DIVISION INTO CATARRHINE AND platyrrhine GROUPS. By Cuthbert Collingwood, MB, FLS, Hon. Sec. to the Liverpool Literary and Philosophical Society ..."

4. The Evolution of Life, Or, Causes of Change in Animal Forms: A Study in Biology by Hubbard Winslow Mitchell (1891)
"... the progenitor of the ape—Development of the thumb and the clavicle—North America the original home of the ape— His migrations—platyrrhine and ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1863)
"On Geoffroy St.-Hilaire's Distinction between Catarrhine and platyrrhine Quadrumana. By Dr. COLLINGWOOD, Liverpool. The terms applied long since by this ..."

6. The Origin and Evolution of the Human Dentition by William King Gregory (1922)
"... platyrrhine AND CATARRHINE SERIES In Part II of this review we have seen that, so far as is known, the true primates of the Lower Eocene were already ..."

7. Transactions by Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (1863)
"HILAIRE'S DIVISION INTO CATARRHINE AND platyrrhine GROUPS. By Cuthbert Collingwood, MB, FLS, Hon. Sec. to the Liverpool Literary and Philosophical Society ..."

8. The Evolution of Life, Or, Causes of Change in Animal Forms: A Study in Biology by Hubbard Winslow Mitchell (1891)
"... the progenitor of the ape—Development of the thumb and the clavicle—North America the original home of the ape— His migrations—platyrrhine and ..."

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