albescence

albescent

[al-bes-uhnt]
adjective
becoming white; whitish.

Origin:
1825–35; < Latin albēscent- (stem of albēscēns, present participle of albēscere), equivalent to alb(us) white + -ēscent- -escent

albescence, noun
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albescent (ælˈbɛsənt)
 
adj
shading into, growing, or becoming white
 
[C19: from Latin albēscere to grow white, from albus white]
 
al'bescence
 
n

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