Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or belonging to the primate infraorder Platyrrhini, characterized by widely separated nostrils that generally open to the side, and including the New World monkeys such as the spider monkeys, marmosets, and titis.
  • adjective Having a broad flat nose.
  • noun A platyrrhine monkey.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Broad-nosed, as any American monkey; belonging to the Platyrrhini.
  • In craniometry, having a flat nose; having a nasal index of from 51.1 (Frankfort agreement) or 53 (Broca) to 58.
  • noun A platyrrhine monkey.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective zoology Having a broad, flat nose
  • noun zoology Any New World monkey of the Platyrrhini

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or related to New World monkeys having nostrils far apart or to people with broad noses
  • noun hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Platyrrhīna, group name, from Greek platurrhīs, broad-nosed : platu-, platy- + rhīs, rhīn-, nose.]

Examples

  • Why put platyrrhine monkeys in South America only, and catarrhine monkeys in Africa and Asia only?

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  • Why put platyrrhine monkeys in South America only, and catarrhine monkeys in Africa and Asia only?

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  • Why did an entire sub-order of monkeys, the platyrrhine monkeys, end up in South America and nowhere else?

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  • Why did an entire sub-order of monkeys, the platyrrhine monkeys, end up in South America and nowhere else?

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  • A brunette girl, brachicephalic and rather platyrrhine ....

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  • But this agreeable sight was spoiled at once by the quite horrible words Nycticebidoe, platyrrhine, catarrhine, from which I raised my eyes to see him coming at me with two pamphlets, and scolding as he came.

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  • The platyrrhine and catarrhine monkeys have their primitive ancestor among extinct forms of the Lemuridae.

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  • The "evidence" showing an African origin of the platyrrhine monkeys of South America is, first, the ocean currents of that time would have facilitated a crossing from Africa to South America and not from North America (Tarling, 1982; cited in Fleagle, 1988).

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  • The first fossil platyrrhine, Branisella boliviana was found during the late Oligocene, so it is possible that platyrrhines first came to South America during the middle Oligocene (Fleagle, 1988).

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  • Summarily of mallow arthrography this coadjutor is sequentially a great karabiner clotheshorse for keen platyrrhine percina.

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