In fact, just this week, a woman in Kenya was convicted of killing her own 4-month-old child with albinism.
That is why her main focus is on Under the Same Sun, her nonprofit organization for people with albinism now.
The Canadian non-profit Under the Same Sun works with albinism victims in Tanzania.
Renegade witch doctors have convinced locals that the blood, bones, and skin of people with albinism possess magical properties.
Get Involved: The Ocean Road Cancer Institute in Dar es Salam treats patients suffering from albinism.
There are different degrees of albinism; the coloring enzyme may be absent to small traces.
This reminds us of Wallace's remark upon the tendency to albinism in islands.
No form of grey hair, however, should be confused with albinism.
His lips curled again into the expression that so ill-fitted his albinism.
albinism: that condition in which there is an absence of color or a whitening in a form usually colored.
albinism al·bi·nism (āl'bə-nĭz'əm)
Congenital absence of normal pigmentation or coloration in the eyes only or in the skin, hair, and eyes.
The condition of being an albino.
An organism lacking normal pigmentation or coloration. Animals that are albinos lack pigmentation due to a congenital absence of melanin. In humans and other mammals, albinos have white hair, pale skin, and usually pinkish eyes. Plants that are albinos lack normal amounts of chlorophyll or other pigments.
albinism noun (āl'bə-nĭz'əm)