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albino

 [al-bi´no]
a person affected with albinism.

al·bi·no

(al-bī'nō),
An individual with albinism.
[Pg., little white one, fr. albo, white, fr. L. albus + -ino, dim. suffix]

albino

/al·bi·no/ (al-bi´no) a person affected with albinism.

albino

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

albino

[albī′nō]
Etymology: L, albus, white
an individual with albinism.

albino

A person with albinism

al·bi·no

(al-bī'nō)
An individual with albinism.
[Pg., little white one, fr. albo, white, fr. L. albus + -ino, dim. suffix]

albino

A person with a genetic defect causing absence of the normal body pigment, MELANIN, which gives colour to the hair, eyes and skin. The gene responsible is recessive and the parents usually have normal colouring. The term derives from the Latin albus , white. See ALBINISM.

Albino

A person or animal lacking normal coloring in the eyes, hair, and skin due to a hereditary inability to produce the skin pigment melanin. The condition itself is called albinism.
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albino

an animal affected with albinism.
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Albino mare and foal. By permission from Pascoe R, Knottenbelt DC, Manual of Equine Dermatology, Saunders, 1999

true albino
true albinos have pink eyes without pigment, impaired vision and white skin; so-called albino horses are usually pseudo-albinos because they have pigmented eyes.
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LAST year, a rare albino jackdaw was spotted at Aberglasney Gardens in Carmarthenshire, Twitchers travelled from far and wide to see the bird which head gardener Joseph Atkin named Gwyn (Welsh for white).
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