albo-, alb-, -albify; albus

(Latin: white; pale)

This unit is directly related to the albumino- unit.

albinal (adjective) (not comparable)
Characterized by albinism: There are some people who have albinal features because of the lack of pigmentation in the skin and hair.
albiness (s) (noun), albinesses (pl)
A female albino: In her book about horses, Virginia read about an albiness, a mare that had very light coloured hair and pink eyes.
albinic (adjective) (not comparable)
Of, pertaining to, or affected with albinism: Jane never saw an albinic bird that lacked melanin pigmentation and was completely white.
albinism (s) (noun), albinisms (pl)
The state or condition of being an albino: In her studies, Natalie learned about albinism which pertained to all organisms that 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, albinotic (adjective); more albinist, most albinist; more albinotic, most albinotic
Referring to an organism affected with albinism: In botany class, Sharon learned that even plants, or parts of plants, could be albinistic when they lack chlorophyll giving them a pink color.
albino (s) (noun), albinos; albinoes (pl)
1. A human being distinguished by the congenital absence (partial or total) of coloring pigment: Gary's neighbor was an albino because his the skin and eyes were abnormally white, and his eyes were of a pink color,and unable to bear the ordinary light.
2. By extension, any animal lacking pigmentation: Albinos can be white mice, horses, rabbits, cats, and elephants.
3. Sometimes also said of plants; albinism: Only a few plant are albinos, one of which is the Adder's mouth orchid in which no chlorophyll has developed.

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 (adjective), more albinoid, most albinoid
Resembling an albino; having the appearance of an albino: At the zoo, the children saw an albinoid tiger for the first time, and its fur was completely white!
albinoidism (s) (noun) (no pl)
The state of being albinoid: Albert's parents suffered from the condition of albinoidism because they lacked the pigmentation necessary for hair color, the color of eyes, and skin color.
albinoism (s) (noun), albinoisms (pl)
Congenital deficiency of melanin pigmentation in an organism: Albinoism can occur in people and in animals with hair or feathers, and results from the lack of color in their skin and hair, and in the eyes.
albite (s) (noun), albites (pl)
In mineralogy, a white part of various igneous rocks: Albite is one of a series of triclinic feldspars that create or shape certain granite rocks.
albitic (adjective), more albitic, most albitic
Concerning the mineral albite: Mr. Smart told his students to find some albitic rocks, or those containing a colourless to white kind of feldspar
albocinereous (adjective), more albocinereous, most albocinereous
Relating to both white and gray matter: The albocinereous junction exists in the brain or spinal cord.
albocracy (s) (noun), albocracies (pl)
A government which is dominated or controlled by white men: In his history class at school, Ted learned that there were many albocracies, especially ones that were led and ruled by Europeans.
albolite (s) (noun) (no pl)
A kind of cement or artificial stone: Jack found out that albolite was a name given to a white kind of mortar or plaster prepared from magnesia and silica; albolith:
albopruinose (adjective), more albopruinose, most albopruinose
In botany, regarding something covered with a fine white powdery: In Susan's garden, she noticed the albopruinose grapes and plums all with a whit kind of dust covering the surfaces.

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