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haplorhine

or hap·lor·rhine

[ hap-luh-rahyn, ‐rin ]

adjective

  1. belonging or pertaining to the suborder Haplorhini, which includes all tarsiers and simians.


noun

  1. a haplorhine animal: modern taxonomy classifies the haplorhines and the strepsirrines as the two suborders of primates.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of haplorhine1

First recorded in 1920–25; from New Latin Haplorrhīnī, plural of haplorrhīnus, equivalent to Greek hapló(os) + Greek -rhīn “-nosed,” adjective derivative of rhī́s “nose, snout”; haplo- ( def ), rhino- ( def ); catarrhine ( def ), platyrrhine ( def ), strepsirrhine ( def )

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