having a nose with the nostrils placed close together and opening to the front
Origin of catarrhineModern Latin catarrhinus from Classical Greek katarrin, long-nosed from kata- (see cata-) + rhis, nose: see rhino-
a catarrhine animal, as a human, gorilla, or chimpanzee
Of or belonging to the primate infraorder Catarrhini, characterized by nostrils that are close together and directed downward, and including the Old World monkeys, such as the macaque and the rhesus monkey, and the apes.
A catarrhine primate, such as a gorilla.
- Any animal of this group