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Caucasoid

[kaw-kuh-soid] /ˈkɔ kəˌsɔɪd/
adjective, noun
1.
Caucasian (defs 1, 4).
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; caucas(ian) + -oid
Related forms
non-Caucasoid, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Caucasoid

Caucasoid

/ˈkɔːkəˌzɔɪd/
adjective
1.
denoting, relating to, or belonging to the lighter-complexioned supposed racial group of mankind, which includes the peoples indigenous to Europe, N Africa, SW Asia, and the Indian subcontinent and their descendants in other parts of the world
noun
2.
a member of this racial group
Usage note
The word Caucasoid and other words ending in -oid and relating to racial group are controversial scientifically and best avoided
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