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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology, platyrrhine, as a monkey.
  • In anthropology, having broad flat nasal bones, as a person, a people, or a skull.
  • n. A platyrrhinian animal, person, or skull.

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

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


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