Definition of mesostaphyline in English:

mesostaphyline

adjective

Anthropology
  • Characterized by or having an intermediate palatal index (ratio of palatal width to length); between leptostaphyline and brachystaphyline.

Origin

Late 19th century. From meso- + staphyline, after German mesostaphylin.

Pronunciation

mesostaphyline

/ˌmɛsə(ʊ)ˈstafɪlʌɪn/