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albinism

[al-buh-niz-uh m] /ˈæl bəˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
the state or condition of being an albino.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; albin(o) + -ism
Related forms
albinistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for albinistic

albinism

n.

1836; see albino + -ism. Alternative form albinoism is recorded from 1868.

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albinistic in Medicine

albinism al·bi·nism (āl'bə-nĭz'əm)
n.

  1. Congenital absence of normal pigmentation or coloration in the eyes only or in the skin, hair, and eyes.

  2. The condition of being an albino.


al'bi·not'ic (-nŏt'ĭk) adj.
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