Definitions for albinoælˈbaɪ noʊ; esp. Brit. -ˈbi-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

al•bi•noælˈbaɪ 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.

    Category: Pathology

  2. an animal or plant with a marked deficiency in pigmentation.

    Category: Biology

Origin of albino:

1770–80; < Pg, =alb(o) white (< L albus) +-ino -ine2

al•bin′ic-ˈbɪn ɪk; ˈæl bə nl(adj.)al•bi•nal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. albino(noun)

    a person with congenital albinism: white hair and milky skin; eyes are usually pink

Wiktionary

  1. albino(Noun)

    person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one born with albinism

  2. albino(Adjective)

    congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); born with albinism

  3. Origin: albino, diminutive of albo, from albus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Albino(noun)

    a person, whether negro, Indian, or white, in whom by some defect of organization the substance which gives color to the skin, hair, and eyes is deficient or in a morbid state. An albino has a skin of a milky hue, with hair of the same color, and eyes with deep red pupil and pink or blue iris. The term is also used of the lower animals, as white mice, elephants, etc.; and of plants in a whitish condition from the absence of chlorophyll

Freebase

  1. Albino

    Albino is a comune in the province of Bergamo, in Lombardy, northern Italy. It is located north of Bergamo and is situated in the Seriana valley. The population continues to increase.

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