from The Century Dictionary.

  • etc. See platyrrhine, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Having the nose broad; -- opposed to leptorhine.

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  • noun Alternative form of platyrrhine.

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  • adjective of or related to New World monkeys having nostrils far apart or to people with broad noses


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  • Only one example of a _mesorhine_ nose was noted, also of a female, and but 7 _platyrhine.

    Negritos of Zambales

  • The broad-nosed (platyrhine) black race was divided by Topinard into one group with straight hair of oval cross-section, and a second group with a woolly hair of elliptical section.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    The Bontoc Igorot


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