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albino

noun al·bi·no \ al-ˈbī-(ˌ)nō \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of albino

plural albinos
: 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

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Origin and Etymology of albino

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


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albino

adjective

Definition of albino

: exhibiting the deficient pigmentation characteristic of albinos
  • albino sharks
  • The Draize test commonly uses six rabbits (preferably of the albino strain because of the clarity of their red eyes) to test a substance for eye irritancy.
  • —Rachel Urquhart

First Known Use of albino

1785


ALBINO Defined for Kids

albino

noun al·bi·no \ al-ˈbī-nō \

Definition of albino for Students

plural albinos
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 \

medical Definition of albino

plural albinos
: 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

play \-ˈbin-ik\ adjective


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