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abnormally decreased pigmentation resulting from decreased melanin production.
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[hypo- + pigmentation]
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Diminished pigmentation, especially of the skin.
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hypopigmentationA lower than normal concentration of pigment cells (melanocytes).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
A skin condition that occurs when the body has too little melanin, or pigment.
Mentioned in: Skin Pigmentation Disorders
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