|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]|
pigment pig·ment (pĭg'mənt)
A substance used as coloring.
Dry coloring matter, usually an insoluble powder to be mixed with water, oil, or another base to produce paint and similar products.
A substance that produces a characteristic color in tissue.
A medicinal preparation applied to the skin like paint.
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