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pl n
  1. a postulated subdivision of the Caucasoid race, characterized by dark hair and pale complexion
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Derived FormsMelanochroid (ˌmɛləˈnɒkrɔɪd), adjective

Word Origin

C19: New Latin (coined by T. H. Huxley), from Greek, from melas dark + ōchros pale
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Historical Examples

  • On the south and west it mixes with that of the Melanochroi and on the north and east with that of the Mongoloids.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8