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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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]
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