Definition of Catarrhinian

1. Adjective. Of or related to Old World monkeys that have nostrils together and opening downward.

Exact synonyms: Catarrhine
Antonyms: Leptorrhine, Platyrrhine
Derivative terms: Catarrhine



Lexicographical Neighbors of Catarrhinian

cataracts
cataraft
catarafts
catarrh
catarrhal
catarrhal asthma
catarrhal fever
catarrhal gastritis
catarrhal inflammation
catarrhal jaundice
catarrhal ophthalmia
catarrhally
catarrhine
catarrhines
catarrhinian (current term)
catarrhous
catarrhs
catarrhy
catasta
catastalsis
catastaltic
catastas
catastases
catastasis
catastate
catastates
catasterism
catasterisms
catastrophal

Literary usage of Catarrhinian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bible and Rationalism, Or, Answer to Difficulties by John Thein (1901)
"Man certainly forms a part of the order of the catarrhinian apes of the ... The catarrhinian apes provided with a tail arose from prosimians through the ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1889)
"Two stages of evolution are first determined—one which concerns the tailed or ordinary monkeys, and the other comprising the four tailless catarrhinian or ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1889)
"Two stages of evolution are first determined—one which concerns the tailed or ordinary monkeys, and the other comprising the four tailless catarrhinian or ..."

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