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Meaning of ALBINISM

Pronunciation:  'albu`nizum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the congenital absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair

ALBINISM is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: birth defect, congenital abnormality, congenital anomaly, congenital defect, congenital disorder, hypopigmentation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Al"bi*nism\, n.
The state or condition of being an albino: abinoism;

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A rare genetic condition in which the body has no pigment whatsoever, due to an inherited inability to correctly manufacture melanin. This means that the animal with the condition (called an albino) has white, pale pink, or even translucent skin, white fur or hair, and pink eyes (no pigment in the iris means that the only color comes from the blood vessels in the eye).
 Definition: a recessive abnormality that leads to little or no production of the skin pigment melanin.
Thesaurus Terms
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