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al·bi·nism

 (ăl′bə-nĭz′əm)
n.
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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al•bi•nism

(ˈæl bəˌnɪz əm)

n.
the state or condition of being an albino.
[1830–40]
al`bi•nis′tic, adj.
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albinism

Medicine. a congenital absence of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes, ranging in scope from partial to total. Also albinoism. Cf. melanism. — albino, n. — albinotic, adj.
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albinism

An inherited condition in which people are born with defective melanocytes (pigment-producing cells). The skin, hair, and sometimes eyes lack color and the person is sensitive to sunlight.
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Noun1.albinism - the congenital absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hairalbinism - the congenital absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair
hypopigmentation - unusual lack of skin color
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albinism

[ˈælbɪnɪzəm] Nalbinismo m
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albinism

nAlbinismus m
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al·bi·nism

n. albinismo, falta de pigmentación en la piel, el cabello y los ojos.
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albinism

n albinismo
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References in classic literature ?
Every one must have heard of cases of albinism, prickly skin, hairy bodies, &c., appearing in several members of the same family.
The UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by people with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero, is expected to visit South Africa to assess the situation concerning people with albinism in the country.The Independent Expert is mandated by the Human Rights Council to engage in dialogue and consult with States and other relevant stakeholders, including United Nations entities, on the promotion of the rights of people with albinism and their participation in society.
Making cities and communities safe for persons with albinism
In addition, a representative of people living with albinism, Anita Figure, in her submission asked why do people living with albinism cannot benefit from the Food Bank program since they cannot be able to work under the sun and most of them do not have national documents to register themselves to benefit from social welfare benefits.
Meanwhile Mr Mabeo said information obtained from the labour movement shows that only Botswana Wholesale, Furniture and General Union had employed one person with disability in their secretarial office, and no trade union had employed persons living with albinism.
Tees Valley spokesperson " Albinism is a genetic condition that leaves animals with white skin or fur because of a lack of pigment, and they usually have red eyes, he said
County governments have not given the deserved attention to people living with Albinism, two MCAs have observed.
ISLAMABAD -- Like other Parts of the globe, International Albinism Awareness Day will be marked on Thursday (June 13) across the globe including Pakistan to stop the brutalities against people with albinism.
This book belongs on the shelf of every health professional who cares for or treats people with albinism. It is an unconventional book, and chapters describing the historical development of medical and social support services for albinism sit alongside the more conventional medical-style chapters.
Malawi's high court has sentenced to death a man who murdered a young albino, an unprecedented penalty in a country which has seen a surge in attacks and killings of people with albinism. Willard Mikaele, then 28, was convicted of killing 19-year-old Mphatso Pensulo in the southern district of Thyolo in 2017.
In many cases, those with albinism are targeted for their body parts to be used in witchcraft rituals meant to bring wealth and luck.