Top definition. Term for a mentally retarded person. This used to be used to denote people with Down's Syndrome , and now is just generally derogatory. That Matt Cancian is a real mongoloid. What an idiot! Jan 15 Word of the Day.
Mongoloid race - definition of Mongoloid race by The Free Dictionary
Slate grey nevus congenital dermal melanocytosis, Mongolian spot is a benign , flat, congenital birthmark , with wavy borders and an irregular shape. The most common color is blue, although they can be blue-gray, blue-black or deep brown. Slate grey nevus is a congenital developmental condition—that is, one existing from birth—exclusively involving the skin. The blue colour is caused by melanocytes , melanin -containing cells, that are usually located in the surface of the skin the epidermis , but are in the deeper region the dermis in the location of the spot. Male and female infants are equally predisposed to slate grey nevus.
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Related to Mongoloid race: Caucasoid race , mongoloid , Mongolian race , Indian race. Switch to new thesaurus. Oriental , oriental person - a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians especially by Asian Americans.
The obsolete medical terms Mongolian idiocy , Mongolism , and Mongoloid referred to a specific type of mental deficiency, associated with the genetic disorder now known as Down syndrome. The obsolete term for a person with this syndrome was Mongolian idiot. In the 21st century, these terms are no longer used as medical terminology, deemed an unacceptable, offensive and misleading description of those with Down's syndrome.