- the state or condition of being an albino.
Origin of albinism
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Examples from the Web for albinism
That is why her main focus is on Under the Same Sun, her nonprofit organization for people with albinism now.
“They say people with albinism are ghosts anyway,” said Ntetema.
Renegade witch doctors have convinced locals that the blood, bones, and skin of people with albinism possess magical properties.
In fact, just this week, a woman in Kenya was convicted of killing her own 4-month-old child with albinism.
The Canadian non-profit Under the Same Sun works with albinism victims in Tanzania.A Gruesome Black Market
October 28, 2009
This reminds us of Wallace's remark upon the tendency to albinism in islands.Colouration in Animals and Plants
No form of grey hair, however, should be confused with albinism.Pedagogical Anthropology
I think, however, they are more subject to albinism than most animals.The Badger
Alfred E. Pease
His lips curled again into the expression that so ill-fitted his albinism.Just Around the Corner
Only a decided tinge of blue in his irises saved him from albinism.The Rules of the Game
Stewart Edward White
Word Origin and History for albinism
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Congenital absence of normal pigmentation or coloration in the eyes only or in the skin, hair, and eyes.
- The condition of being an albino.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
- 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.
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