a.1.(Anat.) Having the nose of medium width; between leptorhine and platyrhine.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Those in whom the breadth of the nose exceeds 85 percent of its height are considered as platyrhine; those in whom the width of the nose is less than 70 per cent of its height are leptorhine; and lastly those races in which the width of the nose varies between 70 and 85 per cent of its height are classed as mesorhine. Measurements of Jewish noses show that they are mostly leptorhine, or narrow-nosed....