albinism

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From albino (from Latin albus/alba via Spanish and Portuguese albo/alba, "white") + -ism.

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albinism (countable and uncountable, plural albinisms)

  1. Congenital lack of melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); the condition of being albino.

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