/ (ˌmɛləˈnɒkrəʊˌaɪ) /
a postulated subdivision of the Caucasoid race, characterized by dark hair and pale complexion
Derived FormsMelanochroid (ˌmɛləˈnɒkrɔɪd), adjective
Word Origin for Melanochroi
C19: New Latin (coined by T. H. Huxley), from Greek, from melas dark + ōchros pale
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Examples from the Web for melanochroi
On the south and west it mixes with that of the Melanochroi and on the north and east with that of the Mongoloids.