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al·bi·no

 (ăl-bī′nō)
n. pl. al·bi·nos
An individual with albinism.

[Ultimately (perhaps via Portuguese) from Spanish, from albo, white, from Latin albus; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]

al·bi′no adj.
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albino

(ælˈbiːnəʊ)
n, pl -nos
1. (Pathology) a person with congenital absence of pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair
2. (Biology) any animal or plant that is deficient in pigment
[C18: via Portuguese from Spanish, from albo white, from Latin albus]
albinic, ˌalbinˈistic adj
albinism n
albinotic adj
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al•bi•no

(ælˈbaɪ noʊ; esp. Brit. -ˈbi-)

n., pl. -nos.
1. a person with pale skin, white hair, pinkish eyes, and visual abnormalities resulting from a hereditary inability to produce the pigment melanin.
2. an animal or plant with a marked deficiency in pigmentation.
[1770–80; < Portuguese, =alb(o) white (< Latin albus) + -ino -ine2]
al•bin′ic (-ˈbɪn ɪk) al•bi•nal (ˈæl bə nl) adj.
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al·bi·no

(ăl-bī′nō)
A person or animal born without normal coloring as a result of an inherited inability to produce melanin. Mammals that are albinos have white hair, pale skin, and usually pinkish eyes.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.albino - a person with congenital albinism: white hair and milky skin; eyes are usually pink
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
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Translations
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albino

[ælˈbiːnəʊ]
A. ADJalbino
B. Nalbino/a m/f
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albino

[ælˈbiːnəʊ]
n (= person, animal) → albinos mf
adj [person, animal] → albinos inv
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albino

nAlbino m
adjAlbino-; albino rabbitAlbinokaninchen nt
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albino

[ælˈbiːnəʊ] adj & nalbino/a
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al·bi·no

n. albino-a, persona afectada por albinismo.
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albino

adj albino; n (pl -nos) albino -na mf
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References in classic literature ?
What is it that in the Albino man so peculiarly repels and often shocks the eye, as that sometimes he is loathed by his own kith and kin!
[12] A Gucho assured me that he had once seen a snow-white or Albino variety, and that it was a most beautiful bird.
One albino, for instance, divided the number of pounds of honey in stock by the number of bees in the Hive, and proved that if every bee only gathered honey for seven and three quarter minutes a day, she would have the rest of the time to herself, and could accompany the drones on their mating flights.
But we're hatching out drones with workers' stomachs; workers with drones' stomachs; and albinoes and mixed-leggers who can't pack pollen--like that poor little beast yonder.
He was, to my surprise, no Indian, but a white man; indeed, I may say a very white man, for he was flaxen-haired and had some characteristics of an albino. He was clad in rags, was very emaciated, and bore every trace of prolonged hardship.
Certainly Albinos, who seemed to have rabbits' eyes by day, had cats' eyes at night: everybody knew that!...Yes, yes, he had undoubtedly fired at Erik.
The iris of the eyes is blood red, as in Albinos, while the pupil is dark.
Its face was of the ashen hue of a fresh corpse, while the white hair and pink eyes denoted the absence of pigment; a characteristic of albinos.
But the man who wishes to study the active habits of the feline race, or the variety, albinos, must, indeed, be stirring at this hour.
- Infill Drilling at San Albino Intersects 60.72 gt Gold and 66.4 gt silver over 3.1 Meters
A 15-year-old albino boy has been found dismembered in Burundi a week after going missing, the first such killing in the country in three years, a local albino group said Sunday.Albinos, who have white skin and yellow hair as a result of a genetic disorder that causes the absence of pigmentation, are killed regularly in some African countries for their body parts, which are used in witchcraft rituals.
"Chances are this will be an albino squirrel, they are relatively rare," said the spokesman.