- A congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of melanin pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes.
- A condition in which an organism or cell lacks pigmentation or color.
The word "albinism" comes from the latin word "albus" meaning "white".
- Albinism is a genetic disorder that affects the amount of melanin produced in the body.
- People with albinism have a higher risk of skin cancer due to their lack of melanin.
- Albinism is a rare condition that affects about one in every 20,000 people.
- Albinism can be inherited from one or both parents who carry the gene for the condition.
- Many species, including fish, birds, and mammals, have individuals with albinism.