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albinism

Pronunciation: al′bi-nizm

Definition: A group of inherited (usually autosomal recessive) disorders with deficiency or absence of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes, or eyes only, resulting from an abnormality in melanin production.

See: ocular albinism, piebaldism

[albino + ism]

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