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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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There are so many albinos doing well in different sectors of the economy, people who have risen above the board, people who are thriving in their chosen fields of endeavour in spite of the circumstances, but we still have so many living in fear, forced by society to cower into their shells instead of reaching their maximum potential.
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Other albino animals which have piqued the curiosity of visitors at the pet market is a boa constrictor (Dh10,500) from Brazil, a pair of galah cockatoos (Dh35,000) from Australia and a cute sugar glider which is selling for Dh2,000.
Albino birds rarely live to adulthood: the lack of pigment in the eye negatively affects vision, and the feathers lack the durability that melanin provides, making them more brittle.
While an alligator's lifespan is estimated to be 50 years or more, it is not the case with albino alligators.
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Sombra blanca (White Shadow; Alemania- Italia-Tanzania, 2013) sigue la marcha de un adolescente albino, Alias (Hamisi Bazili), que escapa de su aldea a la ciudad despues de presenciar la muerte a machetazos de su padre, albino tambien.
They discovered their unhappy situation while helping one of the country's poorest communities on the island of Ukerewe in Lake Victoria, which has one of the largest populations of albino residents in the country.