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hap·lor·rhinealso hap·lo·rhine (hăp′plə-rīn′)
Of or belonging to the primate suborder Haplorhini, consisting of the tarsiers, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, and apes including humans, which characteristically have a dry area between the upper lip and the nostrils.
A haplorrhine primate.
[New Latin Haplorhīnī, suborder name : Greek haplos, simple, single; see sem- in Indo-European roots + Greek rhīs, rhīn-, nose (from the fact that their noses typically have slitlike nostrils and lack the moist area present in strepsirrhines ).]
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