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Definition of Albinism

Albinism: A group of genetic disorders in which there is partial or total lack of the pigment melanin in the eyes, skin, and hair.

See also: Albinism, oculocutaneous; Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2185
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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