xanthism

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xan·thism

(zan'thizm), [MIM*278400]
A pigmentary anomaly of blacks, characterized by red or yellow-red hair color, copper-red skin, and often by dilution of iris pigment; autosomal recessive inheritance caused by mutation in the tyrosinase-related protein 1gene (TYRP1) on chromosome 9.
Synonym(s): rufous albinism
[G. xanthos, yellowish]

xanthism

[zan′thizəm]
a genetic pigment anomaly characterized by yellow or yellowish-red hair, coppered skin, and reddish-brown irises.

xanthism

A rare condition occurring in black people that is characterised by red-brown skin colour, which corresponds to either oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) type 2 or OCA type 3.

xan·thism

(zan'thizm)
A pigmentary anomaly in some black people, characterized by red or yellow-red hair color, copper-red skin, and often dilution of iris pigment.
[G. xanthos, yellowish]