piebaldism

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piebaldism

[′pī‚bȯl‚diz·əm]
(medicine)
A pigmentary disorder characterized by patterns of white spots on the skin and caused by an inherited absence of melanocytes.
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Key words: piebaldism, leukoderma, poliosis, white forelock.
PAX3 - Portion Waardenburg syndrome, indicating the occurrence of deafness and changes in pigmentation, including a white forelock.
In 1992, for example, investigators found the mutated gene behind Waardenburg's syndrome, a condition characterized by deafness, widely spaced eyes that are sometimes mismatched in color, and a white forelock (SN: 5/2/92, p.