Albinism (noun)

  1. A congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of melanin pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes.
  2. A condition in which an organism or cell lacks pigmentation or color.


The word "albinism" comes from the latin word "albus" meaning "white".


  1. Albinism is a genetic disorder that affects the amount of melanin produced in the body.
  2. People with albinism have a higher risk of skin cancer due to their lack of melanin.
  3. Albinism is a rare condition that affects about one in every 20,000 people.
  4. Albinism can be inherited from one or both parents who carry the gene for the condition.
  5. Many species, including fish, birds, and mammals, have individuals with albinism.
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