Albinism meaning

ălbə-nĭzəm
Congenital absence of any pigmentation or coloration in a person, animal, or plant, resulting in white hair and pink eyes in mammals.
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The condition of being an albino.
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The condition of being an albino.
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Any of several inherited conditions characterized by the reduction or absence of the pigment melanin in a person or animal, resulting in lack of pigmentation in the eyes, skin, and hair. Humans with albinism usually have vision problems.
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Lack of chlorophyll in a plant or plant part, resulting in a pale color.
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Congenital lack of melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (more rarely only in the eyes); the condition of being albino.
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Origin of albinism

  • French albinisme from German Albinismus from Albino albino from Portuguese albino

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From albino (from Latin albus/alba via Spanish and Portuguese albo/alba, "white") + -ism.

    From Wiktionary