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Definition of Alb-

Alb-: Prefix from the Latin "albus" meaning "white." As in albino and albinism. The term "albino" was first applied by the Portuguese to "white" people they encountered in West Africa. Those "white" people probably had partial or complete albinism, an inherited lack of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes.

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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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