Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having an index ranging from 48 to 53: applied to the nose, or to a person having such a nose.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Having the nose of medium width; between leptorhine and platyrhine.
- Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)
“Only one example of a _mesorhine_ nose was noted, also of a female, and but 7 _platyrhine.”
“The yellow race with nose of medium width (mesorhine), coarse, straight hair of round cross - section, also contains dolichocephalic, mesocephalic, and brachycephalic types.”
“The nasal indexes of the thirty-two men show that the Bontoc man has the "medium" or mesorhine nose.”
“The Bontoc woman has a "medium," or mesorhine, nose, as is shown by the above figures.”
“Seventeen men are mesorhine, with the "medium" nose with nasal index between 70 and 85; and ten are platyrhine -- that is, the noses are "broad," with an index greater than 85.”
“medium" or mesorhine nose with nasal index between 70 and 85.”
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