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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The ratio of the width to the height of the nose, multiplied by 100, used in anthropological measurements.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. in the skull, the ratio of the transverse breadth of the anterior nasal aperture to the height from the base of the aperture to the nasion, which latter distance is taken as the standard, equal to 100.

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