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pallor

[ pal-er ]
/ ˈpæl ər /
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noun

unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death; wanness.

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Origin of pallor

1650–60; <Latin: paleness, equivalent to pall(ēre) to be pale + -or-or1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pallor

pale, pall, pallor
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British Dictionary definitions for pallor

pallor
/ (ˈpælə) /

noun

a pale condition, esp when unnaturalfear gave his face a deathly pallor

Word Origin for pallor

C17: from Latin: whiteness (of the skin), from pallēre to be pale 1
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Medical definitions for pallor

pallor
[ pălər ]

n.

Paleness, as of the skin.
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