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Caucasian

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adjective Cau·ca·sian \kȯ-ˈkā-zhən, kä- also -ˈka-zhən\

Definition of Caucasian

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the Caucasus or its inhabitants

  2. 2 :  of, constituting, or characteristic of a race of humankind native to Europe, North Africa, and southwest Asia and classified according to physical features —used especially in referring to persons of European descent having usually light skin pigmentation

Caucasian noun
Caucasoid play \ˈkȯ-kə-ˌsȯid\ adjective or noun


1658

First Known Use of caucasian

1658

Other Anthropology Terms


Medical Dictionary

Caucasian

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adjective Cau·ca·sian \ˈkȯ-ˈkā-zhən, -ˈkazh-ən\

Medical Definition of Caucasian

  1. 1:  of or relating to the white race of humankind as classified according to physical features

  2. 2:  of or relating to the white race as defined by law specifically as composed of persons of European, North African, or southwest Asian ancestry

Caucasian noun




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