Definitions

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  • adj. Having a narrow nose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the nose narrow; -- said especially of the skull. Opposed to platyrhine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a long narrow nose

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The narrow-nosed (leptorhine) white race has wavy hair with oval cross-section.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • They also show that one is very extremely platyrhine, the index being 104.54, and one is very leptorhine, being 58.18.

    The Bontoc Igorot

  • Of the total, five are leptorhine -- that is, have the "narrow" nose with nasal index below 70.

    The Bontoc Igorot

  • Four of the twenty-nine women have the "narrow" leptorhine nose with nasal index below 70; seven have platyrhine or the "broad" nose with index greater than 85; while seventeen have the

    The Bontoc Igorot

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