albinism

[ al-buh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˈæl bəˌnɪz əm /

noun

the state or condition of being an albino.

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Origin of albinism

First recorded in 1830–40; albin(o) + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM albinism

al·bi·nis·tic, adjective
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Medical definitions for albinism

albinism
[ ălbə-nĭz′əm ]

n.

Congenital absence of normal pigmentation or coloration in the eyes only or in the skin, hair, and eyes.
The condition of being an albino.

Other words from albinism

al′bi•notic (-nŏtĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for albinism

albino
[ ăl-bīnō ]

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.

Other words from albino

albinism noun (ălbə-nĭz′əm)
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