catarrhine definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or being a group of primates including the Old World monkeys, apes, and humans, characterized by nostrils that are close together and directed frontward or downward.
    • Describing the Catarrhini parvorder of primates (including humans) having nostrils which can be close collectively and directed frontward or downward
    • of or about Old World monkeys that have nostrils collectively and opening downward
  • noun:
    • A catarrhine primate, eg a gorilla.
    • Any animal with this group
    • One of the Catarrhina, a division of Quadrumana, including the old-world monkeys and apes that have the nostrils near collectively and switched downward. See monkey.
    • A monkey for the area Catarrhina.
    • of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together
  • others:
    • Of or regarding the monkeys classified as Catarrhina.

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