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catarrhinian

Definition:

of or related to Old World monkeys that have nostrils together and opening downward

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

catarrhine

Comparative:

more catarrhinian

Superlative:

most catarrhinian

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

catarrhine

Etymology:

from New Latin Catarrhina (for sense 1), all ultimately from Greek katarrhin...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Random House Dictionary:

catarrhine | catarrhinian [sense-specific]

belonging or pertaining to the group Catarrhini, comprising humans, ... | a catarrhine animal. (13 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/catarrhine

Wikipedia:

Catarrhini | catarrhines

one of the two subdivisions of the higher primates. It contains the Old World monkeys and the apes; the latter of which are in turn further divided into the lesser apes or gibbons and the great apes, consisting of the orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees,... (43 of 736 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Catarrhini

Collins Dictionary:

catarrhine | leptorrhine [synonym, sense-specific]

(of apes and Old World monkeys) having the nostrils set close together and opening to the front of the face | (of humans) having a thin or narrow nose ... (28 of 299 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/catarrhine

Oxford Dictionary:

catarrhine

[zoology] : relating to primates of a group that comprises the Old World ... | a catarrhine primate.; Infraorder Catarrhini, order Primates: four ... (22 of 79 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/catarrhine

Merriam-Webster:

catarrhine

of, relating to, or being any of a division (Catarrhina) of primates comprising the Old World monkeys, higher apes, and hominids that have the ... (24 of 70 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/catarrhine

New World Dictionary:

catarrhine

having a nose with the nostrils placed close together and opening to the front | a catarrhine animal, as a human, gorilla, or chimpanzee (23 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/catarrhine

American Heritage Dictionary:

catarrhine

Of or being a group of primates including the Old World monkeys, apes, and ... | A catarrhine primate, such as a gorilla. (22 of 39 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/catarrhine

Wiktionary:

catarrhine | catarrhines [plural]

Describing the Catarrhini parvorder of primates (including humans) that have nostrils that are close together and directed frontward or downward | Any animal of this group (25 of 27 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/catarrhine

Encarta Dictionary:

catarrhine | catarrhines [plural]

describes primates that have nostrils set close together and facing downward | an animal with nostrils set close together and facing downward, e.g. a ... (23 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595411​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

catarrhine

First use: 19th century

Origin: from New Latin Catarrhina (for sense 1), all ultimately from Greek katarrhin having a hooked nose, from kata- down + rhis nose

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/catarrhine

Merriam-Webster:

catarrhine

First use: 1863

Origin: New Latin Catarrhina, from Greek katarrhina, neuter plural of katarrhin hook-nosed, from kata- + rhin-, rhis nose

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/catarrhine

New World Dictionary:

catarrhine

Origin: Modern Latin catarrhinus from Greek katarrin, long-nosed from kata- (see "cata-") + rhis, nose: see "rhino-"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/catarrhine

Oxford Dictionary:

catarrhine

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: "cata-" "down" + Greek rhis, rhin- "nose"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/catarrhine

Encarta Dictionary:

catarrhine | catarrhines [plural]

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: cata- + Greek rhinos "nose"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595411​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

catarrhinian

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "catarrhinian"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "catarrhinian"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/catarrhinian

catarrhine

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "catarrhine"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "catarrhine" by speech synthesizer

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Collins Dictionary:

catarrhine

Audio: British English pronunciation of "catarrhine"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/catarrhine

Google Dictionary:

catarrhine | catarrhines [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "catarrhine"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

catarrhine

Audio: North American pronunciation of "catarrhine"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=catarr​04 word=catarrhine

YourDictionary Audio:

catarrhine

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "catarrhine" by speech synthesizer

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