Pigmentary degeneration
Pigmental Pig*men"tal, Pigmentary Pig"men*ta*ry, a. Of or pertaining to pigments; furnished with pigments. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

{Pigmentary degeneration} (Med.), a morbid condition in which an undue amount of pigment is deposited in the tissues. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pigmentary — Pigmental Pig*men tal, Pigmentary Pig men*ta*ry, a. Of or pertaining to pigments; furnished with pigments. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] {Pigmentary degeneration} (Med.), a morbid condition in which an undue amount of pigment is deposited in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Pigmental — Pig*men tal, Pigmentary Pig men*ta*ry, a. Of or pertaining to pigments; furnished with pigments. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] {Pigmentary degeneration} (Med.), a morbid condition in which an undue amount of pigment is deposited in the tissues. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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