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Caucasoid

[ kaw-kuh-soid ]
/ ˈkɔ kəˌsɔɪd /
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adjective, noun
Anthropology. (no longer in technical use) Caucasian (defs. 1, 5).
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Origin of Caucasoid

First recorded in 1900–05; Caucas(ian) + -oid

OTHER WORDS FROM Caucasoid

non-Cau·ca·soid, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Caucasoid

Caucasoid
/ (ˈkɔːkəˌzɔɪd) /

adjective
denoting, relating to, or belonging to the lighter-complexioned supposed racial group of mankind, which includes the peoples indigenous to Europe, N Africa, SW Asia, and the Indian subcontinent and their descendants in other parts of the world
noun
a member of this racial group

usage for Caucasoid

The word Caucasoid and other words ending in -oid and relating to racial group are controversial scientifically and best avoided
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