depigmentation

[dee-pig-muhn-tey-shuhn]
noun Pathology.
loss of pigment.

Origin:
1885–90; de- + pigmentation

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depigmentation de·pig·men·ta·tion (dē-pĭg'mən-tā'shən, -měn-)
n.
The loss or removal of normal pigmentation.

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The fish showed discoloration in the form of depigmentation and the beginnings of deformation of fins.
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