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1. 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.
2. Lack of chlorophyll in a plant or plant part, resulting in a pale color.

[French albinisme, from German Albinismus, from Albino, albino, from Portuguese; see albino.]

al′bi·nis′tic adj.
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Adj.1.albinistic - of or pertaining to or affected by albinismalbinistic - of or pertaining to or affected by albinism
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No leucistic or albinistic individual was reported in the first national census of guanacos in 2006, which summarized current knowledge of the size and distribution of populations in northwestern Argentina (Baigiin et al.
Dave Manley, from Trowbridge, Cardiff, on the other hand, says he is convinced the bird is an albinistic hedge sparrow.