de·​pig·​men·​ta·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌpig-mən-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce depigmentation (audio) , -ˌmen- \

Definition of depigmentation

: loss of normal pigmentation

Examples of depigmentation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although vitiligo is typically a lifelong condition, Farber says that those who have it are not born with this depigmentation. Rebecca Dancer, Allure, "Everything You Need to Know About Vitiligo," 14 Aug. 2020 Long-term use of it can lead to irritation, skin sensitivity, permanent depigmentation and in rare cases, ochronosis, an additional darkening of the skin that is often blue or black in color. Rebecca Dancer, Allure, "How to Effectively Treat and Prevent Melasma, According to Experts," 12 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of depigmentation

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Depigmentation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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de·​pig·​men·​ta·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌpig-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen- How to pronounce depigmentation (audio) \

Medical Definition of depigmentation

: loss of normal pigmentation

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