albo-, alb-, -albify; albus

(Latin: white; pale)

This unit is directly related to the albumino- unit.

albinal
Characterized by albinism.
albiness
A female albino.
albinic
Of, pertaining to, or affected with albinism.
albinism
1. The state or condition of being an albino.
2. A group of inherited disorders with deficiency or absence of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes, or eyes only, due to an abnormality in production of melanin.
albinistic
Affected with albinism.
albino
1. A human being distinguished by the congenital absence (partial or total) of coloring pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes, so that the former are abnormally white, and the latter of a pink color, and unable to bear the ordinary light.
2. By extension, any animal having the same peculiarity, as white mice, rabbits, cats, elephants, etc.
3. Sometimes also said of plants in which no chlorophyll is developed in the leaves. Also known as albinism.

The term was originally applied to black Africans who were mottled with white spots (according to Webster's New International Dictionary, 2nd ed., unabridged; G&C Merriam Co., Springfield, MA; 1950).

albinoid, albinoidism, albinoism
Resembling an albino; having the appearance of an albino.
albinotic
Of, pertaining to, or affected with albinism; also albinistic.
albinuria
The passing of pale or white urine of low specific gravity, as in chyluria. Also albiduria.
albite, albitic
A white part of certain granite or various igneous rocks.
albocinereous
Relating to both the white and the gray matter of the brain or spinal cord.
albocracy (s) (noun), albocracies (pl)
A government which is dominated or controlled by white men or Europeans.
albolite
A name given to a white cement prepared from magnesia and silica.
albopruinose
Covered with a white, powdery bloom, as certain grapes and plums.
auburn
1. Dark coppery red or reddish brown.
2. Etymology: from Old French auborne, from Middle Latin alburnus, "off-white, whitish"; from Latin albus, "white".

It came into English meaning "yellowish-white, flaxen", but shifted in the 16th century to "reddish-brown" under the influence of Middle English brun, "brown", which also changed the spelling.

Another source states that it comes from Old French; influenced in the sense by the similarity of the variant spelling abrun to brun, "brown"; from Medieval Latin alburnus "whitish" and Latin albus, "white".

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "white": albumino-; leuco-.