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albino

(ălbī`nō) [Port.,=white], animal or plant lacking normal pigmentation. The absence of pigment is observed in the body covering (skin, hair, and feathers) and in the iris of the eye. The blood vessels of the retina show through the iris, giving it a pink or reddish color, and the eyes are highly sensitive to light. Albinism is inherited as a Mendelian recessive character (see MendelMendel, Gregor Johann
, 1822–84, Austrian monk noted for his experimental work on heredity. He entered the Augustinian monastery in Brno in 1843, taught at a local secondary school, and carried out independent scientific investigations on garden peas and other plants until
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; geneticsgenetics,
scientific study of the mechanism of heredity. While Gregor Mendel first presented his findings on the statistical laws governing the transmission of certain traits from generation to generation in 1856, it was not until the discovery and detailed study of the
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) in humans and other animals. Through experimental breeding, races of albinos have been established among some domestic animals, e.g., mice, rabbits, pigeons, and chickens. Albino animals are sometimes held sacred, for example, white elephants in Thailand and white cattle in India. The presence of an excess of black pigment is called melanism.

albino

[al′bī·nō]
(biology)
A human or animal with a congenital deficiency of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes.
(botany)
An abnormal plant with colorless chromatophores.

albino

1. a person with congenital absence of pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair
2. any animal or plant that is deficient in pigment
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Albina Community Bank currently meets two of the three regulatory capital ratios for 'adequately capitalized' designation.
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Albina was a lecturer in theatre and performing arts at Middlesbrough College between late 2009 and early 2011.
Speaking in her modest home in Zidaviskio village near Kaunas, grandmother Albina said: "I raised Jolanta and her sister here because their mother, my daughter, had so many problems with alcohol.
At her ramshackle farm at Balbieriskis, near the city of Alytus, Mrs Albina wept: "When I asked why she hadn't been in touch, she just said: 'There isn't anything to say.
Our positive results this quarter were primarily driven by continual improvement in credit quality and lower cost of funds, which contributed to a solid net interest margin," said Cheryl Cebula, President and Chief Executive Officer of Albina Community Bank.
We were both members at the London Golf Club near Brands Hatch but he had not been seen there much since Albina passed away.
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She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Nicholas and Albina (Mancini) Chronchio and has lived in Worcester all her life.
But friends said the heavyweight who famously floored Muhammad Ali died because he never got over the deaths of his beloved wife Albina in 2008 and his twin brother George last year.
In 1989, Countess Albina du Boisrouvray, a successful business woman, founded FXB, an international non-governmental organization, after the tragic death of her rescue-pilot son, Francois-Xavier, in a helicopter accident in Mali.
It is currently incorporating 333 units of housing from the Albina Community Development Corporation with its existing 366 units.