Pronunciation: (ô'stru-loid"),[key] —n. Anthropol.a descriptive category including principally the Australian Aborigines and sometimes including Papuans, Melanesians, various small-statured peoples, as Negritos, of the Philippines, Malay Peninsula, and Andaman Islands, and some of the tribes of central and southern India.
—adj. pertaining to or having the characteristics of the Australoids. Also,Aus•tra•li•oidPronunciation: (ô-strā'lē-oid").[key]