albino


al·bi·no

noun \al-ˈbī-(ˌ)nō\

: a person or animal born with a medical condition that results in very pale skin, white hair, and pink eyes

plural al·bi·nos

Full Definition of ALBINO

:  an organism exhibiting deficient pigmentation; especially :  a human being that is congenitally deficient in pigment and usually has a milky or translucent skin, white or colorless hair, and eyes with pink or blue iris and deep-red pupil
albino adjective

Origin of ALBINO

Portuguese, from Spanish, from albo white, from Latin albus
First Known Use: 1777

Other Genetics Terms

chimera, hermaphrodite, plasticity

al·bi·no

noun \al-ˈbī-(ˌ)nō\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural al·bi·nos

Medical Definition of ALBINO

: an organism exhibiting deficient pigmentation; especially : a human being who is congenitally deficient in pigment and usually has a milky or translucent skin, white or colorless hair, and eyes with pink or blue iris and deep-red pupil—compare melano
al·bin·ic \-ˈbin-ik\ adjective

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