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piebald

[pī′bôld]
Etymology: L, pica, magpie; ME, balled, smooth
1 having patches of white hair or skin caused by an absence of melanocytes in those nonpigmented areas. It is a hereditary condition. Compare albinism, vitiligo.
2 having two colors: black and white or brown and white; mottled. piebaldism, n.
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Piebaldism

piebald

a horse coat color of large, distinct patches of black and white. The patches are irregular in shape.
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