pl. -·dos or -·does
- Astron. the reflecting power of a planet, satellite, or asteroid, expressed as a ratio of reflected light to the total amount falling on the surface
- Physics the degree to which a surface reflects subnuclear particles, esp. neutrons, that strike it: expressed as the ratio of the number of particles that leave the surface in any direction to the number that strike it
Origin of albedoLL(Ec), whiteness ; from Classical Latin albus, white: see elf
- The fraction of incident electromagnetic radiation reflected by a surface, especially of a celestial body.
- The spongy white tissue on the inside of the rind of citrus fruit.
Origin of albedoLate Latin alb&emacron;d&omacron;, whiteness, from Latin albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.
of a pomelo
(plural albedos or albedoes)
From Latin albēdō (“whiteness”).