Pigment
Pigment Pig"ment, n. [L. pigmentum, fr. the root of pingere to paint: cf. F. pigment. See {Paint}, and cf. {Pimento}, {Orpiment}.] 1. Any material from which a dye, a paint, or the like, may be prepared; particularly, the refined and purified coloring matter ready for mixing with an appropriate vehicle. [1913 Webster]

2. (Physiol.) Any one of the colored substances found in animal and vegetable tissues and fluids, as bilirubin, urobilin, chlorophyll, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. Wine flavored with species and honey. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

{Pigment cell} (Physiol.), a small cell containing coloring matter, as the pigmented epithelial cells of the choroid and iris, or the pigmented connective tissue cells in the skin of fishes, reptiles, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • pigment — [ pigmɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1813; « épice » 1130; lat. pigmentum;cf. piment 1 ♦ Biochim. Matière colorée, de structure variée, présente dans divers tissus et organes végétaux ou animaux auxquels elle donne une coloration particulière. Pigments végétaux. ⇒ …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pigment — PIGMÉNT, pigmenţi, s.m. 1. Substanţă colorată naturală produsă de celulele plantelor şi animalelor şi care colorează în mod specific ţesuturile sau lichidele organice ale acestora. 2. Particulă solidă, colorată, insolubilă în mediul în care este… …   Dicționar Român

  • Pigment — Sn (Farbstoff) erw. fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. pīgmentum Färbestoff, Farbe , zu l. pingere (pictum) malen, bestreichen .    Ebenso nndl. pigment, ne. pigment, nfrz. pigment, nschw. pigment, nnorw. pigment; Pinte, pittoresk. ✎ DF… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • pigment — pìgment (pigmȅnt) m <G mn nātā> DEFINICIJA 1. fiziol. tvar što je u tkivima sintetiziraju živa bića i koja tkivima daje boju 2. kem. mineralna supstanca (obično u obliku praha) koja služi kao sredstvo za bojenje ETIMOLOGIJA njem. Pigment ←… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • pigment — (n.) late 14c., from L. pigmentum coloring matter, pigment, paint, from root of pingere to color, paint (see PAINT (Cf. paint)). Variants of this word may have been known in Old English (e.g. 12c. pyhmentum) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pigment — ► NOUN 1) the natural colouring matter of animal or plant tissue. 2) a substance used for colouring or painting. ► VERB ▪ colour with or as if with pigment. DERIVATIVES pigmentary adjective pigmentation noun. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • pigment — vi. pigmentized, pigmentizing [pig′mənt] n. [ME < L pigmentum < base of pingere, to PAINT] 1. coloring matter, usually in the form of an insoluble powder, mixed with oil, water, etc. to make paints 2. any coloring matter in the cells and… …   English World dictionary

  • Pigment — Pigment, so v.w. Farbestoff (s.d.). Schwarzes P., 1) der Augen, so v.w. Melanin, vgl. Auge 1) A) e); 2) verschiedener Gewebe des Körpers, so v.w. Melanose. Daher Pigmentkrebs, s. u. Krebs a) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pigmént — (lat.), soviel wie Farbstoff (s. Farbstoffe), besonders die im menschlichen Körper auftretenden Farbstoffe. Die Färbung der Regenbogenhaut und der Aderhaut des Auges, der Haut der Neger, der Sommersprossen und gewisser Hautflecke sind abhängig… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pigmént — (lat.), Farbstoff (s.d.), besonders der des tierischen und pflanzlichen Körpers …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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