haplorhine

or hap·lor·rhine

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

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.

Nearby words

  1. haplologic,
  2. haplology,
  3. haplont,
  4. haplophase,
  5. haplopia,
  6. haploscope,
  7. haplosis,
  8. haplostemonous,
  9. haplotype,
  10. haply

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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