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complexion

 [kom-plek´shun]
the color and appearance of the skin of the face.

com·plex·ion

(kom-plek'shŭn),
The color, texture, and general appearance of the skin of the face.
[L. complexio, a combination, (later) physical condition]

complexion

/com·plex·ion/ (kom-plek´shun) the color and appearance of the skin of the face.

complexion

(kəm-plĕk′shən)
n.
1. The natural color, texture, and appearance of the skin, especially of the face.
2. General character, aspect, or appearance: findings that will alter the complexion of the problem.
3. A viewpoint, inclination, or attitude: a conservative political complexion.
4. The combination of the four humors of cold, heat, moistness, and dryness in specific proportions, thought in ancient and medieval physiology to control the temperament and the constitution of the body.

com·plex′ion·al adj.

complexion

Physical examination The color/appearance of the facial skin, which may be described as pale, flushed–transiently reddish, ruddy–reddish over a prolonged period. See Muddy complexion.

com·plex·ion

(kŏm-plek'shŭn)
The color, texture, and general appearance of the skin of the face.
[L. complexio, a combination, (later) physical condition]
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Even in USA mercury containing skin- lightening creams were a source of exposure for increased urinary secretion of mercury among dark complexioned adult New Yorkers and recommended these formulations dangerous and illegal.
My light complexioned mother and her light complexioned older brother, Juancho, were immediately defined as "white" when they came to New York in the early 1930s.
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But what happened after that was embarrassing and astonishing, especially what happened with the dark complexioned lady, or, more accurately: black, the National Security Advisor .
That is, dark complexioned, typically Afrotypic black women have suffered most of the negative reactions while light complexioned, Eurotypic black women have benefited most (Hughes & Hertel, 1990).
She was chosen for being light complexioned, which would allow her to merge into a crowd in New Delhi.
The Hindu newspaper offered an answer in its editorial, "In a country where a multi-million rupee cosmetic industry thrives on promises of lightening a woman's skin color in 10, 20 or 30 days, it is fair to say that the dark complexioned 24-year-old wouldn't have stood a chance.
The same is the case with Burma and parts of Thailand where dark complexioned Indian-looking people lived before the Tibeto-Mongoloid peoples moved in from outside.
According to him, a dark complexioned woman aged around 25 and wearing an orange dotted saree, took the child away.