Animal Lacking in Pigment Crossword

Animal lacking in pigment crossword clue. A big one puzzle question in Daily Telegraph Sydney on Friday, 7 July 2017. 6 letters. Also appear on Herald Sun/The courier-mail.

Answer: ALBINO

Albinism in humans is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. Albinism is associated with a number of vision defects, such as photophobia, nystagmus, and amblyopia. Lack of skin pigmentation makes for more susceptibility to sunburn and skin cancers. In rare cases such as Chédiak–Higashi syndrome, albinism may be associated with deficiencies in the transportation of melanin granules. This also affects essential granules present in immune cells leading to increased susceptibility to infection

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