catarrhine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj catarrhine of or related to Old World monkeys that have nostrils together and opening downward
    • n catarrhine of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Catarrhine (Zoöl) One of the Catarrhina, a division of Quadrumana, including the Old World monkeys and apes which have the nostrils close together and turned downward. See Monkey.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • catarrhine Of or pertaining to the monkeys classed as Catarrhina.
    • n catarrhine A monkey of the section Catarrhina.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Catarrhine kat′ar-īn pertaining to that one of the two divisions of Quadrumana, including all the Old-World monkeys, having a narrow partition between the nostrils.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. kata`rris with hanging or curved nose; kata` down + "ri`s "rino`s nose
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kata, down, hris, hrinos, nose.

Usage

In literature:

The platyrrhine and catarrhine monkeys have their primitive ancestor among extinct forms of the Lemuridae.
"Evolution in Modern Thought" by Ernst Haeckel
As is the case with many living Catarrhines, the males have stronger canines.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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In news:

A synthetic analysis of molecular, fossil and biogeographical data gives a remarkably consistent scenario for the evolution of the catarrhine primates – the hominoids and Old World monkeys.
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