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haplorhine

or hap·lor·rhine

[ hap-luh-rahyn, ‐rin ]
/ ˈhæp ləˌraɪn, ‐rɪn /
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adjective

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

noun

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

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Origin of haplorhine

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”; see origin at haplo-, rhino-; cf. catarrhine, platyrrhine, strepsirrhine
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