Albino meaning

ăl-bīnō
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A person or animal lacking normal pigmentation, with the result being that the skin and hair are abnormally white or milky and the eyes have a pink or blue iris and a deep-red pupil.
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The definition of an albino is a living thing that has no color and a white or pale appearance.

A white alligator is an example of an albino.

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A plant that lacks chlorophyll.
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A person whose skin, hair, and eyes lack normal coloration because of genetic factors: albinos have a white skin, whitish hair, and pink eyes.
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Any animal or plant abnormally lacking in color.
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An organism lacking normal pigmentation or coloration. Animals that are albinos lack pigmentation due to a congenital absence of melanin. In humans and other mammals, albinos have white hair, pale skin, and usually pinkish eyes. Plants that are albinos lack normal amounts of chlorophyll or other pigments.
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Designating or of such a person, animal, or plant.

An albino monkey.

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An individual with albinism.
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Congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (more rarely only in the eyes); born with albinism.
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(countable) A person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (more rarely only in the eyes); one born with albinism.
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Origin of albino

  • Ultimately (perhaps via Portuguese) from Spanish from albo white from Latin albus albho- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Portuguese albino, diminutive of albo, from Latin albus (“white”).

    From Wiktionary