Meaning of Melanochroi in English:

Melanochroi

noun

historical Anthropology
  • With plural agreement. In T. H. Huxley's classification of the varieties of mankind: a subdivision of the smooth-haired class Leiotrichi with dark hair and eyes, and a pale complexion.

    By some later writers taken as connoting a dark complexion.

Pronunciation

Melanochroi

/mɛləˈnɒkrəʊʌɪ/ /mɛləˈnɒkrɔɪ/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From melano- + ancient Greek ὠχροί, masculine plural of ὠχρός pale.