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Mongoloid

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adjective Mon·gol·oid \ˈmäŋ-gə-ˌlȯid\

Definition of Mongoloid

  1. 1 :  of, constituting, or characteristic of a race of humankind native to Asia and classified according to physical features (as the presence of an epicanthic fold)

  2. 2 often not capitalized usually offensive :  of, relating to, or affected with Down syndrome

Mongoloid noun



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Mongoloid

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adjective Mon·gol·oid \ˈmäŋ-gə-ˌlȯid\

Medical Definition of Mongoloid

  1. 1:  of, constituting, or characteristic of a major racial stock native to Asia as classified according to physical features (as the presence of an epicanthal fold) that includes peoples of northern and eastern Asia, Malaysians, Eskimos, and often American Indians

  2. 2 or mongoloid dated now usually offensive :  of, relating to, or affected with Down syndrome




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Mongoloid

noun Mon·gol·oid

Medical Definition of Mongoloid

  1. 1:  a person of Mongoloid racial stock

  2. 2 or mongoloid dated now usually offensive :  a person affected with Down syndrome




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