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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Example sentences
The final picture shows pigmentation preserved in a fossil feather.
At any time the tree colors up pretty much all at once, and has clean, even
  pigmentation.
He explains that typically, melanistic birds will have white spots where
  melanin pigmentation has failed to color the feathers.
However, acid rain bled the trees of their pigmentation, turning them ashen
  grey.
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