Mongoloid

adjective
Mon·​gol·​oid | \ ˈmäŋ-gə-ˌlȯid How to pronounce Mongoloid (audio) \

Definition of Mongoloid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of or relating to a group of people formerly considered to constitute a race (see race entry 1 sense 1a) of humans having Asian ancestry and classified according to physical traits (such as the presence of an epicanthal fold)
2 or mongoloid, dated, now offensive : of, relating to, or affected with Down syndrome

Mongoloid

noun
plural Mongoloids

Definition of Mongoloid (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a member of a group of people formerly considered to constitute a race (see race entry 1 sense 1a) of humans having Asian ancestry and classified according to physical traits (such as the presence of an epicanthal fold)
2 or mongoloid, dated, now offensive : a person affected with Down syndrome

First Known Use of Mongoloid

Adjective

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mongoloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mongoloid. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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Mongoloid

adjective
Mon·​gol·​oid | \ ˈmäŋ-gə-ˌlȯid How to pronounce Mongoloid (audio) \

Medical Definition of Mongoloid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of or relating to a group of people formerly considered to constitute a race of humans having Asian ancestry and classified according to physical traits (as the presence of an epicanthal fold)
2 or mongoloid, dated, now offensive : of, relating to, or affected with Down syndrome

Mongoloid

noun

Medical Definition of Mongoloid (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a member of a group of people formerly considered to constitute a race of humans having Asian ancestry and classified according to physical traits (as the presence of an epicanthal fold)
2 or mongoloid, dated, now offensive : a person affected with Down syndrome

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