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Google previewLexicon Medicum, Or, Medical Dictionary (1848)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms in Anatomy, Human and Comparative, Botany, Chemistry, Forensic Medicine, Materia Medica, Obstetrics, Pharmacy, Physiology, Practice of Physic, Surgery, Toxicology, and the Different Branches of Natural Sciences Connected with Medicine, Together with a Variety of Information on All These Subjects by Robert Hooper

albinos of Africa are said to sleep through the day and go abroad at night, when they see with great accuracy. They are generally of a feeble constitution, and possess little energy of body or mind. The peculiarity of organization in the albino consists in a defective formation of the rete mucosum, and especially in the absence of its natural colouring matter; the rete mucosum is not absent, since, if it were, the red cutis would shine through the cuticle, which is very delicate in the albino, ...

Google previewThe Popular Encyclopedia (1862)

Or, Conversations Lexicon

Albinos (white Negroes, Blafards, Leuca'thiops, Dondos), who were formerly found on the isthmus of Panama and at the mouths of the Ganges, and have been described as a distinct race of men, have been likewise discovered, by modern naturalists, in various countries of Europe, e. g. in Switzerland, among the Savoyards in the valley of Chamouni, in France, in the tract of the Rhine, in Tyrol, &c. The clmracterist'cs of the A. are now said to be owing to a disease which may attack men ...

Google previewA classical dictionary of biography [&c.]. (1858)

by sir William Smith

Albinos ('AAftVor), a Platonic philosopher, lived at Smyrna in the 2nd century after Christ, sod wrote an Introduction ...

Google previewAmerican Edition of the British Encyclopedia (1821)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ; Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

The same affection occurs in the human race, but in few and scattered instances, and the persons thus distinguished are named Albinos. There are two peculiar circumstances in these individuals. The skin has an unnatural whiteness, often seeming to approach to a slight degree of lepra; and the hair of all parts of the body has the same character. The latter has not the snowy whiteness of old age, nor the elegant light yellow or flaxen appearance of the fair-haired in our climates , but is ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1B3I1N1O1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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