amel·a·no·sis (ə-mel″ə-noґsis) [a-1 + melanosis] complete lack of melanin in the tissues. See also hypomelanosis.

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  • hypopigmentation — Deficiency of cutaneous melanin relative to surrounding skin. See albinism. [hypo + pigmentation] * * * hy·po·pig·men·ta·tion .hī pō .pig mən tā shən, .men n diminished pigmentation in a bodily part or tissue (as the skin) hy·po·pig·ment·ed pig… …   Medical dictionary

  • amelanoza — amelanóza ž DEFINICIJA pat. posvemašnji nedostatak ili veliki manjak pigmenta melanina ETIMOLOGIJA nlat. amelanosis ≃ a 1 + v. melanoza …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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