achromatosis
SYN: achromia. [G. a- priv. + chroma, color]

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achro·ma·to·sis (ə-kro″mə-toґsis) [a-1 + chromat- + -osis] 1. hypopigmentation. 2. lack of staining power in a cell or tissue.

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