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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.


(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


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Even when the feat is, or was, clearly achieved by an African and is on African soil, they attribute it to some Caucasoid element who descended from somewhere onto African soil and achieved the feat, or they give the credit to anybody else but the African.
The incidence of cystic fibrosis varies among populations, and is substantially less common in Asian and African populations as compared to the people of Caucasoid origin of Europe and North America, with a marked difference within each country.
In his analysis of certain Egyptian skulls, Morton proceeded to claim the ancient Egyptians of the Nile Valley--Nubian civilization as Caucasoid Whites.
A "crossomics" study analysing variability of different components in peripheral blood of healthy Caucasoid individuals.
Detective Sergeant John Williamson said that the anthropologist report stated that the skull was that of a Caucasoid whose age was anywhere from 28 to 65.
Mallal correctly observed that these findings require confirmation and may be specific to the Caucasoid population studied in Western Australia, and, most important, that testing for the HLA-B*5701 haplotype is in no way a substitute for the clinical evaluation and decision making of possible HSR.
In the present study, the nonsynonymous SNP rs1052133 located in the exonic region of the gene OGG1 was analyzed using polymerase chain reaction followed by restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) and DNA sequencing analysis for association with the risk of squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck (SCCHN) in a subpopulation cluster-matched (Indo-Europeans linguistic subgroup + Caucasoid morphological subtype) case-control based genetic association study.
In the 1980s and '90s, it was shown that the most striking of them, the Tarim 'mummies', belong to both Mongoloid and Caucasoid peoples (Mallory & Mair 2000).
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"?