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Medical Term:

achromia

Pronunciation: ă-krō′mē-ă

Definition:

  1. Hypopigmentation; absence or loss of natural pigmentation of the skin and iris; may be congenital or acquired.
  2. Lack of capacity to accept stains in cells or tissue.

Synonym(s): achromasia2, achromatosis

[G. a- priv. + chrōma, color]

See Also: depigmentation

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