albo-, alb-, -albify; albus

(Latin: white; pale)

This unit is directly related to the albumino- unit.

Characterized by albinism.
A female albino.
Of, pertaining to, or affected with 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.
Affected with albinism.
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.
Of, pertaining to, or affected with albinism; also albinistic.
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.
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: In his history class at school, Ted learned that there were many albocracies, especially ones that were led and ruled by Europeans.
A name given to a white cement prepared from magnesia and silica.
Covered with a white, powdery bloom, as certain grapes and plums.
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-.