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Mongoloid

[ mong-guh-loid, mon- ]
/ ˈmɒŋ gəˌlɔɪd, ˈmɒn- /
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adjective
resembling the Mongols.
Anthropology. (no longer in technical use) of, relating to, or characteristic of one of the traditional racial divisions of humankind, marked by prominent cheekbones, epicanthic folds about the eyes, and straight black hair, and including the Mongols, Manchus, Chinese, Koreans, Japanese, Annamese, Siamese, Burmese, Tibetans, and, to some extent, the Inuits and the American Indians.
Pathology.Often mongoloid . (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) of, affected with, or characteristic ofDown syndrome.
noun
Anthropology. (no longer in technical use) a member of the peoples traditionally classified as the Mongoloid race.
Pathology.Usually mongoloid . (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) a person affected with Down syndrome.
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Origin of Mongoloid

First recorded in 1865–70; Mongol + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for Mongoloid (1 of 2)

mongoloid
/ (ˈmɒŋɡəˌlɔɪd) old-fashioned, taboo /

adjective
relating to or characterized by Down's syndrome
noun
a person affected by Down's syndrome

British Dictionary definitions for Mongoloid (2 of 2)

Mongoloid
/ (ˈmɒŋɡəˌlɔɪd) /

adjective
denoting, relating to, or belonging to one of the supposed racial groups of mankind, including most of the peoples of Asia, the Inuit, and the North American Indians
noun
a member of this group

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