Xanthochroi Xan*thoch"ro*i, n. pl. [NL. See {Xanthochroic}.] (Ethnol.) A division of the Caucasian races, comprising the lighter-colored members. [1913 Webster]

The Xanthochroi, or fair whites, . . . are the prevalent inhabitants of Northern Europe, and the type may be traced into North Africa, and eastward as far as Hindostan. --Tylor. [1913 Webster]

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