[ mong-guh-loid, mon- ]
/ ˈmɒŋ gəˌlɔɪd, ˈmɒn- /
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.
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.
BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?
Words nearby Mongoloid
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for Mongoloid (1 of 2)
/ (ˈmɒŋɡəˌlɔɪd) old-fashioned, taboo /
relating to or characterized by Down's syndrome
a person affected by Down's syndrome
British Dictionary definitions for Mongoloid (2 of 2)
/ (ˈmɒŋɡəˌlɔɪd) /
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
a member of this group
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medical definitions for Mongoloid
Of or relating to Down syndrome. Not in technical use.
A person affected with Down syndrome. No longer in technical use. Now considered offensive.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.