Pallor



[pal-er] /ˈpæl ər/

noun
1.
unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death; wanness.
/ˈpælə/
noun
1.
a pale condition, esp when unnatural: fear gave his face a deathly pallor
n.

c.1400, from Old French palor “paleness, whiteness” (12c.) and directly from Latin pallor, from pallere “be pale, turn pale,” related to pallus “dark-colored, dusky,” from PIE root *pel- (2) “pale; gray” (cf. Sanskrit palitah “gray,” panduh “whitish, pale;” Greek pelios “livid, dark,” polios “gray;” Old English fealo “dull-colored, yellow, brown;” Welsh llwyd “gray”).

pallor pal·lor (pāl’ər)
n.
Paleness, as of the skin.

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