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albedo (noun) – 1. The fraction of incident electromagnetic radiation reflected by a surface, especially of a celestial body.
2. The spongy white tissue on the inside of the rind of citrus fruit.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Ratio of light reflected from a surface,” 1859, from Latin albedo, literally “whiteness,” from albus “white.

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