platyrrhinian

Definitions of platyrrhinian
  1. adjective
    of or related to New World monkeys having nostrils far apart or to people with broad noses
    synonyms: broadnosed, platyrhine, platyrhinian, platyrrhine, platyrrhinic
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    Antonyms:
    leptorhine, leptorrhine, leptorrhinian, leptorrhinic
    having a long narrow nose
    catarrhine, catarrhinian
    of or related to Old World monkeys that have nostrils together and opening downward
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  2. noun
    hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
    synonyms: New World monkey, platyrrhine
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    marmoset
    small soft-furred South American and Central American monkey with claws instead of nails
    Cebus capucinus, capuchin, ringtail
    monkey of Central America and South America having thick hair on the head that resembles a monk's cowl
    Aotus trivirgatus, douroucouli
    nocturnal monkey of Central America and South America with large eyes and thick fur
    howler, howler monkey
    monkey of tropical South American forests having a loud howling cry
    saki
    small arboreal monkey of tropical South America with long hair and bushy nonprehensile tail
    uakari
    medium-sized tree-dwelling monkey of the Amazon basin; only New World monkey with a short tail
    titi, titi monkey
    small South American monkeys with long beautiful fur and long nonprehensile tail
    Ateles geoffroyi, spider monkey
    arboreal monkey of tropical America with long slender legs and long prehensile tail
    Saimiri sciureus, squirrel monkey
    small long-tailed monkey of Central American and South America with greenish fur and black muzzle
    woolly monkey
    large monkeys with dark skin and woolly fur of the Amazon and Orinoco basins
    true marmoset
    a marmoset
    Cebuella pygmaea, pygmy marmoset
    the smallest monkey; of tropical forests of the Amazon
    leoncita, lion marmoset, lion monkey, tamarin
    small South American marmoset with silky fur and long nonprehensile tail
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    monkey
    any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)
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