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leucistic

Line breaks: leu|cis¦tic
Pronunciation: /luːˈsɪstɪk
 
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Definition of leucistic in English:

adjective

Zoology
(Of an animal) having whitish fur, plumage, or skin due to a lack of pigment.
Example sentences
  • Everyone agreed that it was an ‘albino’ - actually, more correctly a leucistic bird, since it had dark eyes, some yellow color on head and sides, and a little grey patterning on the tail.

Origin

from leuco- 'white' + the adjectival suffix -istic.

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