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Albino

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Definition
  • 1 : a person with pale skin, light hair, pinkish eyes, and visual abnormalities resulting from a hereditary inability to produce the pigment melanin.
Etymology

Portuguese albino, diminutive of albo, from Latin albus (“white”).

Word Origin & History

albino
1777, from Sp. or Port. albino, from L. albus "white" (see alb). Used by Portuguese of white-spotted African negroes. Extended 1859 to animals having the same peculiarity.



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I met Kurt in 1986 during a telephone call. I was introduced to him by Andrew Wood.  Kurt and I continued to talk on the telephone until the week he died in 1994.  I started a blog to journal my memories of our shared conversations. 


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