achromia


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achromia

 [ah-kro´me-ah]
the lack or absence of normal color or pigmentation, as of the skin. adj., adj achro´mic.
achromia parasi´tica a variant of tinea versicolor occurring in dark-skinned infants, particularly in the tropics, which begins in the diaper region and spreads rapidly, causing marked depigmentation of the skin.

ach·ro·mi·a

(ă-krō'mē-ă),
1. Hypopigmentation; absence or loss of natural pigmentation of the skin and iris; may be congenital or acquired.
See also: depigmentation.
2. Lack of capacity to accept stains in cells or tissue.
Synonym(s): achromasia (2) , achromatosis
[G. a- priv. + chrōma, color]

achromia

/achro·mia/ (ah-kro´me-ah) the lack or absence of normal color or pigmentation, as of the skin.achro´mic

achromia

[akrō′mēə]
Etymology: Gk, a + chroma, without color
1 depigmentation.
2 the absence or loss of natural pigmentation of the skin and iris. It may be congenital or acquired.

ach·ro·mi·a

(ă-krō'mē-ă)
1. Depigmentation (q.v.); absence or loss of natural pigmentation of the skin and iris.
2. Inability of a cell or tissue to be colored by one or more biologic stains.
[G. a- priv. + chrōma, color]

achromia

the lack or absence of normal color or pigmentation, as of the skin.