[ al-buh-niz-uhm ]


  1. the state or condition of being an albino.

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Other Words From

  • albi·nistic adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of albinism1

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

Susana was born with a severe visual impairment due to albinism, while Patricia could see perfectly.

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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.

Albinism and Variegation are apparently due to causes totally different from any yet mentioned.

Albinism he finds to be very rare in British species, the only locality known to him being the Outer Hebrides.

While on Mount Frias my attention was drawn away from the cattle by what I took to be an instance of albinism in the guanaco.

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.