albino

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noun al·bi·no \al-ˈbī-(ˌ)nō\

Definition of albino

plural

albinos

  1. :  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

albino

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Origin and Etymology of albino

Portuguese, from Spanish, from albo white, from Latin albus

Other Genetics Terms


ALBINO Defined for English Language Learners

albino

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Definition of albino for English Language Learners

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


ALBINO Defined for Kids

albino

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noun al·bi·no \al-ˈbī-nō\

Definition of albino for Students

plural

albinos

  1. 1 :  a person or an animal that has little or no coloring matter in skin, hair, and eyes

  2. 2 :  a plant with little or no coloring matter


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albino

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noun al·bi·no \al-ˈbī-(ˌ)nō\

Medical Definition of albino

plural

albinos

  1. :  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

albinic

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