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Definition of the noun albinism

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noun - plural: albinisms

  1. the congenital absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair

Alternative definition of the noun albinism


  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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Google previewDiseases and Disorders (2007)

Albinism refers to a rare condition in which there is a lack of the pigment melanin. Albinism is an inherited defect, which results in little or no pigment in hair, eyes, or skin. It also causes...

Albinism is a genetic disorder caused by a defect in the genes that are involved in the production of the pigment melanin. Almost all types ...

Google previewManagement of Genetic Syndromes (2011)

by Suzanne B. Cassidy, Judith E. Allanson

Oculocutaneous albinism is the most common inherited disorder of generalized hypopigmentation, with an estimated...

The term albinism refers to a group of congenital genetic abnormalities resulting from an inability of the pigment cell ...

Google previewHeredity in Relation to Eugenics (1911)

by Charles Benedict Davenport

Albinism is a protoplasmic "accident " as independent of environment as drowning by the overturning of an ocean steamship is independent of heredity. With few exceptions, the principle that the biological and pathological history of a child is ...

Google previewFundoscopy Made Easy (2011)

by Sujoy Ghosh, Andrew Collier, Mohan Varikkara, Stephen J. Palmer

Ocular albinism is a rare X-linked disorder, affecting the eyes only. Oculocutaneous albinism is an autosomal recessive condition, characterised by hypopigmentation of skin, hair, fundus and irides. It is often associated with a decrease in ...

Google previewO-level Biology Complete Learn-By-Example (Yellowreef) (2013)

by Thomas Bond, Chris Hughes

Albinism is a condition characterized by the lack of a dark brown pigment in the body. The ability to produce this pigment is controlled by a pair of alleles. Person Z Normal male KEY: - Normal female - - Albino Female - Albino male (a) From the ...

Google previewZitelli and Davis' Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis (2012)

by Basil John Zitelli, Sara C. McIntire, Andrew J. Nowalk

Albinism The term albinism refers to a heterogeneous group of inherited disorders characterized by congenital hypopigmentation of the skin, eyes, and hair. It occurs in an X-linked ocular form (in which the skin appears clinically normal) and ...

Google previewClinical Chemistry (2015)

Fundamentals and Laboratory Techniques by Donna Larson

Albinism is a general term for various types of hypopigmentation. • Hypopigmentation disorders are caused by mutations of genes responsible for melanin synthesis, distribution of pigment by the melanocyte, and melanosome biogenesis.

Google previewGenetic Epidemiology of Cancer (1989)

by Henry T. Lynch, Takeshi Hirayama

Clinically, albinism is a loose group of disorders in which there is hypomelanosis or amelanosis with eye involvement. We will be...

Albinism is an inherited disorder of melanin metabolism which affects the skin, eyes, and hair of the patient.

Google previewLarge Animal Internal Medicine - E-Book (2014)

by Bradford P. Smith

Albinism is a congenital lack of pigment in all tissues. Mechanisms of Pigmentation Abnormalities Cutaneous pigmentation results from the interaction of melanocytes and keratinocytes. The degree of “baseline” pigmentation observed in an ...

Google previewGenes Dreams and Realities (2012)

by Burnet MacFarlane

Albinism is a typical genetic abnormality due to a recessive gene which shows what we call typical Mendelian behaviour. Human chromosomes are in pairs, one from the mother, one from the father; the genes in each chromosome correspond ...

Google previewIssues in Cancer Treatment and Therapy: 2011 Edition (2012)


Albinism is a genetic disorder characterized by lack of skin pigmentation. It has a worldwide distribution but is commoner in areas close to the equator like Nigeria, ” scientists in Nigeria report. “Skin cancers are a major risk associated with ...

Google previewHistology, The Big Picture (2016)

Medicine, Internal medicine by CTI Reviews

Albinism is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or ...

Google previewRoxburgh's Common Skin Diseases, 17Ed (2003)

by Ronald Marks

Oculocutaneous albinism is a recessively inherited disorder in which there is a normal number of melanocytes but a tyrosinase deficiency. Albinos have fair skin, white/yellow hair and light-blue eyes. They are very sun sensitive and need ...

Google previewChemistry, Cell Biology, and Genetics, Volume I (2016)

Biology, Cell biology by CTI Reviews

Albinism is a congenital disorder characterized ...

Google previewDNA and Genes (2015)

by Susan Schafer

Albinism is a lack of pigment in the skin, which causes the skin to look white. Cystic fibrosis causes the lungs to produce a thick mucus, making it difficult for the affected person to breathe. Some genetic disorders even cause death. Disorders ...

Google previewHuman Biology (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

Albinism is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of tyrosinase, a coppercontaining enzyme involved in the production of melanin. Albinism results ...

Google previewOrigin of Species (2012)

by Charles Darwin

Albinism is the state of being an albino. ALGÆ .—A class of plants including the ordinary seaweeds and the filamentous fresh-water weeds. ALTERNATION OF GENERATIONS .—This term is applied to a peculiar mode of reproduction which ...

Google previewReview Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians (2009)

by Thomas P. Colville

b Albinism is a term used to describe an absence of normal skin pigment. b Laminitis is a term used to describe founder in horses. b Thrush is defined as a degenerative condition of the frog associated with standing in wet, filthy, ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

albinism. A group of hereditary and congenital, often autosomal recessive diseases that share a metabolic defect in the...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Dermatologic Syndromes, Second Edition (2006)

by Susan B. Mallory

partially active enzyme ALBINISM TYPE 2 (OCA-2) (MIM# 203200) SYN: TYROSINAsE-POSITIVE OCULOCUTANEOUS ALBINISM Most common type of albinism Some melanin in hair, skin, eyes Yellow or red hair, darkens with age ( Figure ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Hair (2006)

A Cultural History by Victoria Sherrow

Albinism, sometimes called hypopigmentation, refers to a genetic condition in which melanin, the substance that gives color to the hair and skin, is not produced or is produced in abnormally low quantities. The hair follicles of people ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Doctors Dictionary (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors, now illustrated by Joseph C Segen

Thanks Joe S brown oculocutaneous albinism Oculocutaneous albinism, type 2 An autosomal recessive defect in pigment production seen in blacks from Africa and New Guinea which is characterised by hyperkeratosis, photophobia, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education (2007)

A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

al GLADIOLA MUSABELLIU University of Tirana skin but also may evidence itself in the skin, hair, and eyes ( oculocutaneous albinism) or may only affect the eyes (ocular albinism; Kodsi, Rubin, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

Albinism with Hemorrhagic Diathesis and Pigmented Reticuloendothelial Cells Albinism. Albinism 55 protonpump. The function of the CLCN7 chloride channel is to compensate for the potential generated over the membrane by transferring ...

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

ratio OCA octylcyanoacrylate; oculocutaneous albinism; olivopontocerebellar atrophy; opticalclearing agent; oral contraceptive agent OCa ovarian carcinoma OCA1A oculocutaneous albinism type 1a OCA1B oculocutaneous albinism type ...

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

Albinism is restricted to no particular class of the animal kingdom; for partial albinism at least is known to occur in Coelentera, worms, Crustacea, Myriapoda, Coleoptera,Arachnida and fishes. The individuals in which this diminished ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1B3I1N1I1S1M3

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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