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Old 08-10-03, 01:13 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Samba... albinism is the congenital (from birth) absence of any pigmentation or coloration. Soo the animal in question could still express certain colour pigments, and I believe even melanin in some cases, as long as one pigment is absent. "Amelanism", however, is the absence of any melanin, and coined terms like "axanthic" refer to the absence of another pigment (in that case, yellow).

At least, that is my understanding of the whole sh'bang!

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