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albino

 [al-bi´no]
a person affected with albinism.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

al·bi·no

(al-bī'nō),
An individual with albinism.
[Pg., little white one, fr. albo, white, fr. L. albus + -ino, dim. suffix]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

albino

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

A person with albinism
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

al·bi·no

(al-bī'nō)
An individual with albinism.
[Pg., little white one, fr. albo, white, fr. L. albus + -ino, dim. suffix]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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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Kazungu said a four-year-old albino boy had been missing since October 2018 from the village of Cendajuri near the Tanzanian border, but that he had "no hope" of finding him alive.Some experts believe the demand for albino body parts in Tanzania -- where such attacks are the most prevalent -- has fuelled such killings in border areas.
British Hedgehog Preservation Society trustee Kay Bullen confirmed the Shetland hedgehog "does look like it is an albino".
The Malawian Government is handing out 1,600 personal security alarms to its albino citizens, in an attempt to stop deadly attacks on the community.
Their body parts are prized in some regions of Tanzania, where witchdoctors say albinos bring luck in love, politics, life and business.
'Botswana is the only country that has not ratified CRPD but the convention covers the rights of all disabled people and not only albinos,' he said.
Football not only offers exposure for albinos but is a rare tool to undermine the limitations imposed upon them as they travel into the heart of the areas with the highest numbers of albino killings.
Nevertheless, as already outlined, according to Dirsh's (1953) "percentage of gregarisation" large differences exist between crowded and isolated normally colored locusts, as well as between crowded and isolated conspecific albinos.
Since then more than 200 witchdoctors and traditional healers have been arrested in a crackdown on the murder of albino people.
But the condition is more common in sub-Saharan Africa where albino body parts, thought to bring wealth and good luck, are prized in witchcraft and can fetch high prices on the black market.
I took this photo of an albino tree swallow along the Niagara River in Gratwick Park in North Tonawanda.