- Pallor is extreme paleness or a lack of healthy color in the skin.
An example of pallor is when you are sick and your face is very pale as a result.
lack of color; unnatural paleness, as of the face, associated with poor health, fear, etc.
Origin of pallorClassical Latin ; from base of pallere, to be pale, akin to pallidus, pale
Extreme or unnatural paleness.
Origin of pallorMiddle English pallour, from Old French palor, from Latin pallor, from pallēre, to be pale; see pel-1 in Indo-European roots.
From Latin pallor (“paleness, pallor”), from palleō (“I am or look pale, blanch”).