Anthropology. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of one of the traditional racial divisions of humankind, marked by yellowish complexion, 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: no longer in technical use.
(often lowercase) Pathology. (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) of, affected with, or characteristic of Down syndrome.
Anthropology. a member of the peoples traditionally classified as the Mongoloid race: no longer in technical use.
(usually lowercase) Pathology. (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) a person affected with Down syndrome.
1868 as a racial designation, from Mongol + -oid. With lower-case -m-, in reference to the genetic defect causing mental retardation (mongolism), it dates from 1899. See Down's Syndrome. Such people were called Mongolian from 1866.
Mongoloid Mon·gol·oid or mon·gol·oid (mŏng'gə-loid', mŏn'-) 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.