The first woman to become secretary of state. The daughter of a Czech diplomat, she was born in Czechoslovakia but fled to England with her family when the Nazis invaded in 1939. (Three of her grandparents, all Jews, died in Nazi concentration camps.) She returned to Czechoslovakia with her family after the war but fled again when the communists took power. Coming to America, she held various government posts and taught international relations before her appointment as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in 1993. President Bill Clinton appointed her to head the State Department in 1997.
- Albright’s disease
albright’s disease Albright’s disease Al·bright’s disease (ôl’brīts) n. Fibrous dysplasia involving multiple bones and characterized by irregular brown spots on the skin, endocrine dysfunction, and precocious puberty, especially in girls.
albuginea albuginea al·bu·gin·e·a (āl’bə-jĭn’ē-ə, -byə-) n. A tough whitish layer of fibrous tissue, especially the dense white membrane covering the testicle.
a bound or loose-leaf book consisting of blank pages, pockets, envelopes, etc., for storing or displaying photographs, stamps, or the like, or for collecting autographs. a phonograph record or set of records containing several musical selections, a complete play, opera, etc.: Her album of folk songs will be out next month. the package or container […]