Mongoloid

[ mong-guh-loid, mon- ]
/ ˈmɒŋ gəˌlɔɪd, ˈmɒn- /

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 Eskimos and the American Indians.
(often lowercase) Pathology. (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) of, affected with, or characteristic of Down syndrome.

noun

Anthropology. (no longer in technical use) a member of the peoples traditionally classified as the Mongoloid race.
(usually lowercase) Pathology. (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) a person affected with Down syndrome.

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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Medicine definitions for mongoloid

Mongoloid


adj.

Of or relating to Down syndrome. Not in technical use.

n.

A person affected with Down syndrome. No longer in technical use. Now considered offensive.
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