Pig-mentation

pigmentation

[pig-muhn-tey-shuhn]
noun
1.
coloration, especially of the skin.
2.
Biology. coloration with or deposition of pigment.

Origin:
1865–70; < Late Latin pigmentāt(us) painted, colored (see pigment, -ate1) + -ion

hyperpigmentation, noun
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pigmentation (ˌpɪɡmənˈteɪʃən)
 
n
1.  coloration in plants, animals, or man caused by the presence of pigments
2.  the deposition of pigment in animals, plants, or man

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pigmentation pig·men·ta·tion (pĭg'mən-tā'shən)
n.

  1. Coloration of tissues by pigment.

  2. Deposition of pigment by cells.

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