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pertaining to a person whose ancestors were believed to have in ancient times inhabited the geographic region of the Caucasus, in southeastern Europe, or whose ancestors were members of the hypothetical Indo-European cultures identified with the Caucasus.


adjective White (as in a person); usually understood to be of non-Hispanic European descent.


Population biology adjective White, usually understood to be of non-Hispanic European descent. Cf Asian, Black, Hispanic.


A term commonly used to refer to a person who is neither black, brown, yellow or red. It is based on the anthropologically disreputable theory that humankind can be divided into five ethnic classes—Caucasians, Negroes, Mongols, Malaysians and Americans.

Patient discussion about Caucasian

Q. i have white spots on testicals

A. if i had white spots on my testicals,,i would be in sombodys emergency room right now....i suggest you get a dr......mrfoot56

Q. Is there any difference between brown eggs and white eggs? My fitness instructor suggested me to have brown eggs instead of white eggs so is there any difference between brown eggs and white eggs?

A. I have to agree with you. Never heard of any difference between the two and it doesnt sound reasonable that one is better to your health than the other...

Q. Is it possible for teenager (13-25 years old) to have a white hair? (For tropical people) If possible, why?

A. And example of how it looks in poliosis:

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Scientists said the increased risk Caucasian men have of testicular cancer in comparison to African men is a result of their lighter skin.
There are numerous challenges and opportunities presented to Caucasian congregations calling non-Caucasian pastors.
045) were indeterminate for apparent QR and RR genotypes, seven of which were from African Americans (three females, four males) and two from Caucasians (one female, one male); these were not included in Figure 1.
Among Caucasians, five pathways showed altered gene expression: G1/S cell cycle, gonadotropin-releasing hormone signaling, histidine metabolism, integrin-mediated cell adhesion, and matrix metal-loproteinase.
For example, male Caucasians reported a higher tendency to delay gratification and more self-efficacy beliefs than female minority students.
In fact, overall death rates are 37 percent higher in African-American women than in Caucasian women, even though the incidence of breast cancer in African-American women is lower than in Caucasian women (141 cases per 100,000 Caucasian women compared to 122 per 100,000 African-American women).
However, the majority of those studies have focused on two groups: Caucasians and African Americans.
Some interesting patterns emerge when the extent of adolescent depression and alcohol use among Caucasians and African-Americans is examined.
Race may play an important role in determining a person's obesity and fitness levels, according to a study showing that African-American patients had a higher level of obesity and a lower exercise capacity compared to Caucasians, with the most pronounced difference found between black and white males.
Minorities are more likely to report that they perceive they are treated with disrespect by their health-care provider than are Caucasians.
Caucasians with a disability had access to benefits at a similar level as Non-Caucasians with a disability in all four categories of benefits.
For the DPYD*5 allele, the observed frequencies in our two populations were 19% for Caucasians and 9% for the African population.