having a broad, flat nose with nostrils that open to the side, creating a wide, flat septum
Origin of platyrrhineModern Latin platyrrhinus ; from Classical Greek platyrrhin, broad-nosed ; from platy (see platy-) + rhis (gen. rhinos), nose: see rhino-
a platyrrhine animal, esp. the New World monkeys
- 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.
- Having a broad flat nose.
A platyrrhine monkey.
Origin of platyrrhineNew Latin Platyrrh&imacron;na, group name, from Greek platurrh&imacron;s, broad-nosed : platu-, platy- + rh&imacron;s, rh&imacron;n-, nose.
(comparative more platyrrhine, superlative most platyrrhine)
- (zoology) Having a broad, flat nose