Definition of Platyrrhinian

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.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Platyrrhinian

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

Literary usage of Platyrrhinian

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1. Preadamites: Or, A Demonstraiton of the Existence of Men Before Adam by Alexander Winchell (1890)
"... one of the smallest cranial capacities known among mankind ; they are among the most dolichocephalic, the most prognathous, and the most platyrrhinian. ..."

2. The Koropok-Guru Or Pit-dwellers of North Japan, And, A Critical Examination by John Batchelor (1904)
"... is quite large, but at the same time very much elongated, and the indication which a comparison of these two dimensions gives is platyrrhinian. ..."

3. Bulletin by Government Museum (Madras, India), Edgar Thurston (1894)
"... of low stature, very dark-skinned, and platyrrhinian (with wide nasal skeleton), inhabiting Malabar, where they were formerly ..."

4. Preadamites: Or, A Demonstraiton of the Existence of Men Before Adam by Alexander Winchell (1890)
"... one of the smallest cranial capacities known among mankind ; they are among the most dolichocephalic, the most prognathous, and the most platyrrhinian. ..."

5. The Koropok-Guru Or Pit-dwellers of North Japan, And, A Critical Examination by John Batchelor (1904)
"... is quite large, but at the same time very much elongated, and the indication which a comparison of these two dimensions gives is platyrrhinian. ..."

6. Bulletin by Government Museum (Madras, India), Edgar Thurston (1894)
"... of low stature, very dark-skinned, and platyrrhinian (with wide nasal skeleton), inhabiting Malabar, where they were formerly ..."

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