|1.||a substance occurring in plant or animal tissue and producing a characteristic colour, such as chlorophyll in green plants and haemoglobin in red blood|
|2.||any substance used to impart colour|
|3.||a powder that is mixed with a liquid to give a paint, ink, etc|
|[C14: from Latin pigmentum, from pingere to paint]|
pigmentary pig·men·tar·y (pĭg'mən-těr'ē)
Of or relating to a pigment.