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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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The first albino kangaroos were received from the Czech Republic and they bring sibs for many years already.
She set up the Northumbrian Hedgehog Rescue Trust in 1998 and has cared for up to 400 of them every year without seeing a single albino.
Brown and white piebald whitetails are deer with genetic traits found in both normal deer and albinos.
So as with African albinos today, tanning wouldn't have deterred fatal skin cancers in pale-skinned hominids, he argues.
Former builder Gareth, who is part of the British Traditional Molecatchers Register, reckons some members have been catching moles for 50-60 years and never found an albino - yet he captured one less than 12 months since starting up his own business.
Snowflake, a male Western lowland gorilla, was the only known albino (white colouring) gorilla in the world.
London, Mar 7 ( ANI ): An Indian couple along with eight other family members are set to land a Guinness World Record, as the biggest albino clan in the world.
At least 53 albinos have been killed in the east African nation since 2007 and their body parts sold for use in witchcraft.
Gary said: "We are seeing a lot more like these, breeders are inter-breeding to produce albinos so they get these different colours.
For now, it is one of 10 or so whale albinos in the world - not that rare compared to the pure white shark snapped off the Galapagos Islands, right.
Around 10 clusters of spawn were laid in the pond and the albinos emerged from around four clusters.