pigment
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, spice, dye, from Latin pigmentum coloring substance, from pingere to paint — more at paint Date: 14th century 1. a substance that imparts black or white or a color to other materials; especially a powdered substance that is mixed with a liquid in which it is relatively insoluble and used especially to impart color to coating materials (as paints) or to inks, plastics, and rubber 2. a coloring matter in animals and plants especially in a cell or tissue; also any of various related colorless substances • pigmentary adjective II. transitive verb Date: 1900 to color with or as if with pigment

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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