Definition of Catarrhine

1. Noun. Of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together.




2. Adjective. Of or related to Old World monkeys that have nostrils together and opening downward.
Exact synonyms: Catarrhinian
Antonyms: Leptorrhine, Platyrrhine

Definition of Catarrhine

1. n. One of the Catarrhina, a division of Quadrumana, including the Old World monkeys and apes which have the nostrils close together and turned downward. See Monkey.

Definition of Catarrhine

1. Adjective. Describing the ''Catarrhini'' parvorder of primates (including humans) that have nostrils that are close together and directed frontward or downward ¹

2. Noun. Any animal of this group ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catarrhine

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Medical Definition of Catarrhine

1. Relating to the Catarrhina. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catarrhine

cataractogenic
cataractous
cataracts
cataraft
catarafts
catarrh
catarrhal
catarrhal asthma
catarrhal fever
catarrhal gastritis
catarrhal inflammation
catarrhal jaundice
catarrhal ophthalmia
catarrhally
catarrhine (current term)
catarrhines
catarrhinian
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catastalsis
catastaltic
catastas
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Literary usage of Catarrhine

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1863)
"On Geoffroy St.-Hilaire's Distinction between catarrhine and Platyrrhine ... Hence it results that in catarrhine Quadrumana the lower angles of the nostrils ..."

2. The Origin and Evolution of the Human Dentition by William King Gregory (1922)
"... TO THE catarrhine GRADE OF ORGANIZATION That the higher primates have been ... REPRESENTING THE catarrhine. AFTER ELLIOT this highly important genus was ..."

3. Transactions by Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (1863)
"HILAIRE'S DIVISION INTO catarrhine AND PLATYRRHINE GROUPS. By Cuthbert Collingwood, MB, FLS, Hon. Sec. to the Liverpool Literary and Philosophical Society ..."

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