[ strep-suh-rahyn, ‐rin ]
/ ˈstrɛp səˌraɪn, ‐rɪn /
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belonging or pertaining to the suborder Strepsirrhini, which includes lemurs, bush babies, pottos, and lorises.
a strepsirrhine animal: modern taxonomy classifies the strepsirrhines and the haplorhines as the two suborders of primates.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of strepsirrhine
First recorded in 1955–60; from New Latin Strepsirrhīnī, plural of Strepsirrhīnus, from Greek strepsi- (stem of strépsis “a turning round,” equivalent to strep-, variant stem of stréphein “to twist, turn”) + -rhīn “-nosed,” adjective derivative of rhī́s “nose, snout”; see origin at rhino-; cf. catarrhine, haplorhine, platyrrhine
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