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albino

noun al·bi·no \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
ALBINOS Defined for Kids

albino

noun al·bi·no \al-ˈbī-nō\
plural al·bi·nos

Definition of ALBINO for Kids

1
:  a person or an animal that has little or no coloring matter in skin, hair, and eyes
2
:  a plant with little or no coloring matter
Medical Dictionary

albino

noun al·bi·no \al-ˈbī-(ˌ)nō\
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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