the inherited absence of pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes, resulting in white hair and pink skin and eyes. The pink colour is produced by blood in underlying blood vessels, which are normally masked by pigment. Ocular signs are reduced visual acuity, sensitivity to light (see photophobia), and involuntary side-to-side eye movements.

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  • Albinism — Al bi*nism, n. The state or condition of being an albino: abinoism; leucopathy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • albinism — albinism. См. альбинизм. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • albinism — (n.) 1836; see ALBINO (Cf. albino) + ISM (Cf. ism). Alternative form albinoism is recorded from 1868 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Albinism — Partial or total lack of the pigment melanin in the skin, hair and iris. The word albino is Portuguese and comes from the Latin albus for white. * * * A group of inherited (usually autosomal recessive) disorders with deficiency or absence of… …   Medical dictionary

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  • albinism — A group of genetic conditions 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 or yellow hair; reddish, violet, blue or brown eyes; and pale skin …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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