Definitions

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  • adj. white-skinned, Caucasian; pale

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or exhibiting leucodermia.

Etymologies

From Greek λευκός ‘white’ + δέρμα ‘skin’. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Monachus as leucodermic, sesquipedalian with winedark hair.

    Ulysses

  • Among the criteria of the leucodermic or white race are: normal proportions; stature, 7.5 to 8 heads; mamma papillata; light brown to almost white skin; orthognathism; from slight to hardly noticeable frontal ridge; narrow, high jaws; large muscles of the seat and calves; narrow, long foot with powerful arch; strong ball of the great toe; powerful heel.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Visually, Stephen's: The traditional figure of hypostasis, depicted by Johannes Damascenus, Lentulus Romanus and Epiphanius Monachus as leucodermic, sesquipedalian with winedark hair.

    Ulysses

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