The word ‘albino’ comes from Latin word ‘albus’ , meaning ‘white’.
We all have a brown pigment called melanin in our skins, although some of us have more than others. But you may have seen people who look unusually pale. Their bodies are deficient in melanin and they called albinos.
Albinos are very sensitive to light. In bright sunlight, they keep their eyes partly closed and blink constantly.
An albino has pale or white hair all over the body. Even the brain and spinal cord are white.
Just as there are human beings who are albinos, so are there albino plants and animals too. You are probably familiar with white mice and white rabbits. They too are albinos.
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