from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or condition of being an albino; albinism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as albinism.
The degeneration called albinoism has a remarkable influence upon the hair, destroying its coarse, nappy, wooly appearance, and converting it into fine, long, soft, silky, curly threads.
Why not try to correlate it to something like albinoism, which while similarly “broken” from a purely biological perspective carries no moral stigma?
Generally speaking, my complexion being somewhere between the spectrum of Julianne Moore and albinoism, I am not a tanner.
Also within our species we have dwarfism, putitary giantism, albinoism, and thousands of other variants that are noticeable.
As Jagreen Lem had emphasised, without the blade he was less than half a man, for his albinoism weakened him.
Among the higher animals, albinoism and melanism may, as I have already stated, be considered as analogous facts; and I met with one case of a bird, a species of Lory (Eos fuscata), clearly existing under two differently coloured forms, since I obtained both sexes of each from a single flock, while no intermediate specimens have yet been found.
[Warning: side effects may include late-onset albinoism, increased risk of liburuls, and John Birch Syndrome]
I had never known that crayfish could be kept as pets, nor that the blue coloration occurs naturally in some species as a mutation similar to albinoism.