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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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Albinistic like his character, Krondon is relatively new to the acting scene.
Whether it took place inside the Northern Cradle, Diop's view expanded by Finch (1985, 1991), inside Africa where the sun would cause albinistic persons to migrate into Eurasia to survive, Welsing's view, or in some combination of these is debatable and best held in abeyance pending more definitive evidence.
Albinistic individuals are characterized by a complete lack of pigmentation in the skin and hair and have pink eyes; leucistic individuals (Fig.
The Porcupine observed was not albinistic, as it was not white and the eyes and nose were of typical coloration.
Another harmful and false belief is that sex with an albinistic woman will cure a man of HIV.
According to Petranka (1998), albinistic individuals comprise up to 9% of some populations of Desmognathus marmoratus, while Brandon and Rutherford (1967) reported 2-3% of larvae of Gyrinophilus in West Virginia exhibited albinism.
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., 2008).