albo-, alb-, -albify; albus

(Latin: white; pale)

This unit is directly related to the albumino- unit.

A tunic or vestment of white cloth reaching to the feet, and enveloping the entire person; a variety of the surplice, but with close sleeves; worn by clerics in religious ceremonies, and by some consecrated kings.
White matter.
1. A large long-winged seabird that in habits cool southern oceans and spends most of its life in flight.
2. A burden from which someone cannot escape.
The fraction of incident light that is reflected by an object, especially the Earth or another planet reflecting the sun's light.
The passing of pale or white urine of low specific gravity, as in chyluria. Also albinuria.
Albeluvisol, Albeluvisols
1. Soils which are characterized by a subsurface layer of brownish clay into which "tongues" of bleached material project from an overlying layer extensively leached of clay and iron oxides.

They form in cold climates on relatively flat terrain which supports boreal landscapes, taiga, or coniferous or mixed forest.

High acidity, low plant-nutrient content, and fragile aggregate structures are common to these soils.

These adverse climatic and chemical conditions, combined with the impeding clay layer, prevent agricultural use; except in areas, where the growing season is sufficient to allow grazing, cold-hardy grains, or acid-tolerant root crops.

Occupying 2.5 percent of the total land area on earth, Albeluvisols are concentrated in a belt from Poland to Siberia in Eurasia and from Baffin Bay westward in Canada.

As their subsurface layer structure indicates, they tend to be associated with the FAO soil groups of Podzols to the north and Luvisols to the south.

2. From the classification system of the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO.
3. Etymology: from Latin albus, "white".
albescans, (s); albicantia (pl)
White material.
Growing or becoming white; shading or passing into white.
albicans (s), albicantia (pl)
White people; used as a derogatory term.
The passing of pale or white urine of low specific gravity, as in chyluria. Also albinuria.
Whitish, white.
The process or art of making white; chiefly as a term in Alchemy.
Having white flowers.
albify (verb), albifies; albified; albifying
To make white, to whiten.

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