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Albinism

Synonym(s)

  • albino

Definition(s)

General term for a number of inherited defects of amino acid metabolism in which there is a deficiency or absence of pigment in the eyes, skin, or hair.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A genetic condition marked by little or none of the pigment melanin in the skin, hair, and/or eyes. People with albinism may have vision problems and white hair, pink or blue eyes, and pale skin.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: August 25, 2014