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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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En el presente trabajo reportamos el avistamiento de individuos albinos de tres especies de aves en el Peru, Podiceps mayor, Pelecanus thagus y Cinclodes fuscus, incluyendo aspectos de la supervivencia de dos de ellas y hacemos una revision de casos de albinismo de aves peruanas.
It seems that the albino tadpoles are already changing colour and becoming darker so we are going to have to study their metamorphosis into frogs very carefully.
Hay albinos que ven lo suficiente para poder conducir, mientras que otros son considerados legalmente ciegos.
When an albino person comes to a clinic for care, nobody wants to help them.
Robin Spinks, of the UK Albinism Fellowship, said children were being targeted in the playground because of villain Silas, a killer albino monk.
While albinos almost never played nice guys in films, thing took a turn for the worse in the mid-'70s, according to Reese, when an albino was an assassin in the Chevy Chase comedy "Foul Play.
True albino birds - with pink beaks, eyes and legs in addition to white feathers - are very rarely seen.
With so many dangers stacked up against wild albinos.
Albinos stand out like freaks of nature and are easy prey for predators.
Police in Malawi's central Kasungu district launched an intensive campaign Wednesday against the persecution and killings of people with albinism, after a toddler was stolen from her bed and brutally murdered by so-called albino hunters.
The red-tailed hawks have a very successful population of albinos," he said.