Xanthomelanous Xan`tho*mel"a*nous, a. [Pref. xantho- + Gr. ?, ?, black.] (Ethnol.) Of or pertaining to the lighter division of the Melanochroi, or those races having an olive or yellow complexion and black hair. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • xanthomelanous — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|melənəs adjective Etymology: xanth + melanous : having olive or yellow skin and black hair * * * xanthomelanous /zan thō melˈə nəs/ adjective (Gr melas, anos black) applied by Huxley to members of the human race with black hair and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • xanthomelanous — xan·tho·mel·a·nous …   English syllables

  • xanthomelanoi — ˌzan(t)thōˈmeləˌnȯi noun plural Usage: sometimes capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from xanth + Greek melanoi, nominative plural masculine of melanos black; akin to Greek melas black more at mullet : xanthomelanous peoples …   Useful english dictionary

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