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plural noun
a postulated subdivision of the Caucasoid race, characterized by dark hair and pale complexion
Derived Forms
Melanochroid (ˌmɛləˈnɒkrɔɪd) adjective
Word Origin
C19: New Latin (coined by T. H. Huxley), from Greek, from melas dark + ōchros pale
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