Pigmentation
Pigmentation Pig`men*ta"tion, n. (Physiol.) A deposition, esp. an excessive deposition, of coloring matter; as, pigmentation of the liver. [1913 Webster]

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  • pigmentation — [ pigmɑ̃tasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1865; du bas lat. pigmentatus 1 ♦ Biol. Formation et accumulation, normale ou pathologique (⇒ nævus), de pigments en certains points de l organisme. La pigmentation de l iris. Cour. Coloration de la peau par la mélanine… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pigmentation — (n.) 1866, from PIGMENT (Cf. pigment) + ATION (Cf. ation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pigmentation — [pig΄mən tā′shən] n. [< LL pigmentatus, colored (< L pigmentum) + ION] coloration in plants or animals due to the presence of pigment in the tissue …   English World dictionary

  • Pigmentation — The coloring of the skin, hair, mucous membranes, and retina of the eye. Pigmentation is due to the deposition of melanin which is a coloring matter. The melanin is produced by specialized cells called melanocytes. Other pigmented terms include… …   Medical dictionary

  • pigmentation — [[t]pɪ̱gmente͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT The pigmentation of a person s or animal s skin is its natural colouring. [FORMAL] I have a skin disorder, it destroys the pigmentation in my skin …   English dictionary

  • pigmentation — (pigh man ta sion) s. f. Action de colorer par un pigment. La pigmentation de la peau …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • pigmentation — pig|men|ta|tion [ˌpıgmənˈteıʃən] n [U] technical the natural colour of living things ▪ The dark pigmentation gives protection from the sun s rays …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pigmentation — noun (U) 1 the colouring of plant or animal cells caused by too much pigment 2 the colouring of living things: Pigmentation is biologically inherited …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pigmentation — n. coloration produced in the body by the deposition of one pigment, especially in excessive amounts. Pigmentation may be produced by natural pigments, such as bile pigments (as in jaundice) or melanin, or by foreign material, such as lead or… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pigmentation — 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

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