pallor

noun pal·lor \ ˈpa-lər \

Definition of pallor

:deficiency of color especially of the face :paleness
  • The boy's sickly pallor concerned his parents.

Examples of pallor in a Sentence

  1. The boy's sickly pallor concerned his mother even though he had no fever.

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Origin and Etymology of pallor

Middle English, from Latin, from pallēre to be pale — more at fallow


PALLOR Defined for English Language Learners

pallor

noun

Definition of pallor for English Language Learners

  • : paleness especially of the face that is caused by illness


PALLOR Defined for Kids

pallor

noun pal·lor \ ˈpa-lər \

Definition of pallor for Students

:paleness of face

Medical Dictionary

pallor

noun pal·lor \ ˈpal-ər \

medical Definition of pallor

:deficiency of color especially of the face :paleness
  • patients in hemorrhagic shock may exhibit extreme pallor
  • Scientific American Medicine


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