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Of or relating to the Caucasian racial classification. No longer in scientific use. See Usage Note at Negroid.

Cau′ca·soid n.
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(Peoples) 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
(Peoples) a member of this racial group
Usage: The word Caucasoid and other words ending in -oid and relating to racial group are controversial scientifically and best avoided
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(kɔˈkeɪ ʒən, -ʃən, -ˈkæʒ ən, -ˈkæʃ-)

adj. Also, Cau•cas•ic (kɔˈkæs ɪk, -ˈkæz-)
1. of, designating, or characteristic of one of the traditional racial divisions of humankind, marked by fair to dark skin, straight to curly hair, and light to very dark eyes and orig. inhabiting Europe, parts of North Africa, W Asia, and India.
2. of the Caucasus region, its peoples, or their culture.
3. of or designating the non-Indo-European, non-Turkic languages spoken by the indigenous peoples of the Caucasus and adjacent areas.
4. a person having Caucasian physical characteristics.
5. a native or inhabitant of the Caucasus.
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Adj.1.Caucasoid - of or relating to Caucasian people
white - of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; "voting patterns within the white population"
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On the basis of the analysis of the results we have made the following conclusion: a centuries-old layering of the Mongoloid component on the Old Kazakhstanian anthropological layer of Proto-European race took place on the territory of Kazakhstan; anthropological type of the Kazakhs taking into account the main differentiating features of Caucasoid and Mongoloid race occupies an intermediate position and refers to a mixed South Siberian race.
(51) One wonders: will surveys ever be used to analyse data on whether severe personality disorder exists among those afflicted with ethnocentrism from ethnic groups other than those of Caucasoid origin, such as Afro-Americans, Jews, Amerindians and supporters of "La Raza"?
For instance, he refers to "the four races-Indians (referring to Indigenous People), Europeans, Africans, Asians," "mixed race products," and the majority of African-Americans carrying "caucasoid as well as negroid genes." Further, "Asians" (whoever they are) are described by the author as "the fastest growing immigrant race, and African Americans are said to have a "biological identity," referring to their "biological descent," in contrast to their social identities.
Hemoglobin City of Hope (Hb CH) (HBB: c.208G>A, beta 69 (E13)Gly>Ser) seems to be a rare P globin variant, which was found initially in Caucasoid families (1, 2); later in a Turkish one (3); in an Italian family from Naples (4); in a Nigerian newborn and his mother in Madrid, Spain (5, 6) and in 2 out of 2105 hemoglobin samples collected along 5 years in Switzerland (7).
This science has amply demonstrated that "the Negro is biologically superior to the other two types" (119) and it has done so by using systematic and precise empirical research that has lead to the overall conclusion that "the Caucasoid breed is not of our kind" (120).
Although the intermingling of humans from different geographic locations made identifying physical traits that could be used for classification difficult, scientists generally agreed on three distinct groups of mankind: Caucasoid, Negroid, and Mongoloid.
Europeans are the predominant ancestry in the Brazilian southern region, [25] and that fact was consistent with the occurrence of Caucasoid individuals in our sample.
Looking for "Rays of Light" in the World Book Encyclopedia 1966 ("bought for the year / I was born"), the young girl instead finds "Races of Man," with pictures detailing Caucasoid, Negroid, Mongoloid Hair texture, eye shape, color.
The preview available at press time introduces characters like a vegan woman clad in a t-shirt emblazoned with the "Meat is Murder" slogan; a chunky Caucasoid lad--adopted from South Africa because the family apparently wanted a black child--clad in a dashiki and a Mother Africa necklace; and a starved vegan dog.
The "less Negroes" came from a more "Caucasoid" branch seen in Egypt and Abyssinia.
Coon divides the races into five categories--Australoid, Mongoloid, Caucasoid, Congoid, and Capoids--and supports his thesis with photographs of African persons in close proximity to photographs of lemurs, chimpanzees, and gorillas (plates 8-16), as well as comparative analyses of skulls and bone fragments of the early hominin Paranthropus boisei and Australian aborigines (plate 23).
In vitro binding studies of drugs to hair: Influence of melanin and lipids on cocaine binding to Caucasoid and Africoid hair, Journal of Analytical Toxicology (1996) 20:338-344.