mesorrhine

[ mez-uh-rahyn, -rin, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]
/ ˈmɛz əˌraɪn, -rɪn, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə- /

adjective Anthropology.

having a moderately broad and high-bridged nose.

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Origin of mesorrhine

1875–80; meso- + -rrhine<Greek -rhīnos -nosed, adj. derivative of rhī́s nose

OTHER WORDS FROM mesorrhine

mes·or·rhi·ny, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for mesorrhine

  • Nose, rather small, often straight with widish nostrils (mesorrhine).

    Man, Past and Present|Agustus Henry Keane