- 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.
Origin: L from base of pallere, to be pale, akin to pallidus, pale
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Origin: Middle English pallour, from Old French palor, from Latin pallor, from pallēre, to be pale; see pel-1 in Indo-European roots.
pallor - Medical Definition