What does albino mean?

Definitions for albino
ælˈbaɪ noʊ; esp. Brit. -ˈbi-al·bi·no

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. albinonoun

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


  1. albinonoun

    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. albinoadjective

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

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


  1. albino

    Albinism is the congenital absence of melanin in an animal or plant resulting in white hair, feathers, scales and skin and pink or blue eyes. Individuals with the condition are referred to as albino. Varied use and interpretation of the terms mean that written reports of albinistic animals can be difficult to verify. Albinism can reduce the survivability of an animal; for example, it has been suggested that albino alligators have an average survival span of only 24 hours due to the lack of protection from UV radiation and their lack of camouflage to avoid predators. It is a common misconception that all albino animals have characteristic pink or red eyes (resulting from the lack of pigment in the iris allowing the blood vessels of the retina to be visible), however this is not the case for some forms of albinism. Familiar albino animals include in-bred strains of laboratory animals (rats, mice and rabbits), but populations of naturally occurring albino animals exist in the wild, e.g. Mexican cave tetra. Albinism is a well-recognized phenomenon in molluscs, both in the shell and in the soft parts. It has been claimed by some, e.g. that albinism can occur for a number of reasons aside from inheritance, including genetic mutations, diet, living conditions, age, disease, or injury. However, this is contrary to definitions where the condition is inherited. Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) is a clearly defined set of seven types of genetic mutations which reduce or completely prevent the synthesis of eumelanin or pheomelanin, resulting in reduced pigmentation. Type I oculocutaneous albinism (OCA1a) is the form most commonly recognised as 'albino' as this results in a complete absence of melanin in the skin, hair/fur/feathers, and pink pupils, however this has led many to assume that all albinos are pure white with pink pupils, which is not the case.In plants, albinism is characterised by partial or complete loss of chlorophyll pigments and incomplete differentiation of chloroplast membranes. Albinism in plants interferes with photosynthesis, which can reduce survivability. Some plant variations may have white flowers or other parts. However, these plants are not totally devoid of chlorophyll. Terms associated with this phenomenon are "hypochromia" and "albiflora".


  1. albino

    An albino is an organism that completely lacks pigmentation or color in its skin, hair, and eyes due to a congenital absence or deficiency of melanin. This condition, known as albinism, is genetic and can occur in both humans and animals. Individuals with albinism typically have light skin, white or pale hair, and eye color that ranges from pale blue to pinkish. They also often have vision problems.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Albinonoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [Sp. or Pg. albino, orig. whitish, fr. albo white, L. albus.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Albino

    al-bī′no, n. a human being or animal whose skin and hair are abnormally white, and the pupil of the eye of pink colour:—fem. Albī′ness:—pl. Albī′nos.—n. Al′binism, state or condition of being an albino. [Sp. albino, whitish—L. albus, white.]


  1. Albino

    a colorless individual of a species that is normally colored.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Albino is ranked #9418 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Albino surname appeared 3,453 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Albino.

    66.6% or 2,301 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    24.3% or 841 total occurrences were White.
    5.6% or 195 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.7% or 61 total occurrences were Black.
    1.4% or 49 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.1% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Anagrams for albino »

  1. Albion

  2. oliban

  3. alboin

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of albino in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of albino in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of albino in a Sentence

  1. Ahmadou Aly Sall:

    We met an albino child whose parents didn't know that their child needed to protect himself against the sun.

  2. Maimouna Deni:

    A lot of girls have ended up telling themselves that if she is an albino who is fulfilled, who lives freely, I can try that too.

  3. Dennis Hurley:

    I feel like people with the skin condition that I have have been classified as ... the butt of a joke or the scary albino.

  4. Vicky Ntetema:

    There's absolutely no political will among leaders to end these macabre killings ... what is so special with these (traditional) healers to the extent that our leaders ignore albino killings? albinism is not a disease. People must understand albinos are normal people like everyone else and the government has a role to play to ensure this education reaches many people since most of the killings involve members of the family.

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