Haplorrhine meaning

hăp'plə-rīn'
Of or belonging to the primate suborder Haplorhini, consisting of the tarsiers, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, and apes including humans, which characteristically have a dry area between the upper lip and the nostrils.
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A haplorrhine primate.
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Of or belonging to the primate suborder Haplorhini, consisting of the tarsiers, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, and apes including humans, which characteristically have a dry area between the upper lip and the nostrils.
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A haplorrhine primate.
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Origin of haplorrhine

  • New Latin Haplorhīnī suborder name Greek haplos simple, single sem-1 in Indo-European roots Greek rhīs, rhīn- nose (from the fact that their noses typically have slitlike nostrils and lack the moist area present in strepsirrhines)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition