[mez-uh-rahyn, -rin, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]

adjective Anthropology.

having a moderately broad and high-bridged nose.

Origin of mesorrhine

1875–80; meso- + -rrhine < Greek -rhīnos -nosed, adj. derivative of rhī́s nose
Related formsmes·or·rhi·ny, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of mesorrhine

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

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane