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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.
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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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The exact incidence ratio for the Afro-Caribbeans over Caucasoids varies from 2 to 19 times according to a study by Kelly et al.
In Africa they are represented by the--Bantu-Benue-Congo Negroids mainly south of the Sahara; Hamatic Semitic Afro-Mediterranean caucasoids found in North Africa and Sudanic Mongoloids; representing over 2,000 distant and close-related languages and cultures.
The morphometry and pathological anatomy of the lumbar spine in South African negroes and caucasoids with specific reference to spinal stenosis.
Indeed, the Hamite-Africans were claimed to have a "white morphology" that originated from Caucasoids.
This situation clearly suggests that the geographical region of Cauca river valley has experienced a strong crossbreeding process among the principal ethnic groups that have inhabited the Southeastern Colombian region: Amerindians, Caucasoids and Negroids.
1996), indicators of haplotype diversity of Caucasoids are characterized by essentially lower heterogeneity, whereas populations of Mongoloids and the Middle East have the highest values of levels of haplotype diversity.
This variant has been reported in different genetic backgrounds from several populations: in two Caucasoids (at least one of them Mediterranean) (1, 2); two other Mediterranean ones (from Turkey and Naples) (3,4) and one SubSaharan West African (from Nigeria) (5, 6).
Genic variation within and between three major races of man, Caucasoids, Negroids, and Mongoloids," Am.
Africans are yellow, Australians red, [Mongoloids blue] and Caucasoids green.
Morris's razor, though, spares us the rest of the theory, according to which the First American is of an ancient tribe whose members just happen to resemble the very scientists making the claim and whose sad end came about after a genocidal campaign against these superior but outnumbered Caucasoids by hordes of Mongoloid stone age peoples.
A problem in human variation: The facial tissue thicknesses of Caucasoids, Negroids, and Mongoloids.