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albinal | albiness | albinic | albinism | albinistic | albino | albino luciano | albinoism | albinotic | albion | albite

albino

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al=bi=no

CIDE DICTIONARY

albinon. [Sp. or Pg. albino, orig. whitish, fr. albo white, L. albus.].
     A person, whether negro, Indian, or white, in whom by some defect of organization the substance which gives color to the skin, hair, and eyes is deficient or in a morbid state. An albino has a skin of a milky hue, with hair of the same color, and eyes with deep red pupil and pink or blue iris. The term is also used of the lower animals, as white mice, elephants, etc.; and of plants in a whitish condition from the absence of chlorophyll.  Amer. Cyc.  [1913 Webster]
    " The term was originally applied by the Portuguese to negroes met with on the coast of Africa, who were mottled with white spots."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

albino, n. (pl. -os)
1 a person or animal having a congenital absence of pigment in the skin and hair (which are white), and the eyes (which are usu. pink).
2 a plant lacking normal colouring.

Derivative
albinism n. albinotic adj.
Etymology
Sp. & Port. (orig. of White Negroes) f. albo L f. albus white + -ino = -INE(1)

THESAURUS

albino

achroma, achromasia, achromatosis, albescence, albinal, albinic, albinism, albinistic, albinoism, blondness, canescence, chalkiness, creaminess, fairness, frostiness, glaucescence, glaucousness, grizzliness, hoariness, lactescence, leukoderma, lightness, milkiness, paleness, pearliness, silver, silveriness, snowiness, vitiligo, white, white race, whiteness, whitishness

ROGET THESAURUS

albino

Dimsightedness

N dimsightedness, dim sight, dull sight half sight, short sight, near sight, long sight, double sight, astigmatic sight, failing sight, dimsightedness, purblindness, lippitude, myopia, presbyopia, confusion of vision, astigmatism, color blindness, chromato pseudo blepsis, Daltonism, nyctalopia, strabismus, strabism, squint, blearedness, day blindness, hemeralopia, nystagmus, xanthocyanopia, xanthopsia, cast in the eye, swivel eye, goggle-eyes, obliquity of vision, winking, nictitation, blinkard, albino, dizziness, swimming, scotomy, cataract, ophthalmia, blinker, screen, deceptio visus, refraction, distortion, illusion, false light, anamorphosis, virtual image, spectrum, mirage, looming, phasma, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, vision, specter, apparition, ghost, ignis fatuus, specter of the Brocken, magic mirror, magic lantern, mirror lens, dim-sighted, myopic, presbyopic, astigmatic, moon-eyed, mope-eyed, blear-eyed, goggle-eyed, gooseberry-eyed, one-eyed, blind of one eye, monoculous, half-blind, purblind, cock-eyed, dim-eyed, mole- eyed, dichroic, blind as a bat, winking.


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