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  1. a condition of skin, fur, or feathers in which yellow coloration predominates
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Examples from the Web for xanthism

Historical Examples

  • Xanthism, he finds to be more plentiful, and quotes the common Small Heath (Cnonympha pamphilus) as an illustration.

    Colouration in Animals and Plants

    Alfred Tylor

xanthism in Medicine


  1. A pigmentary anomaly of Blacks characterized by red or yellow-red hair color, copper-red skin, and often fading of the pigment of the iris.
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