depigmentation

noun
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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'depigmentation.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of depigmentation

1889, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about depigmentation

Time Traveler for depigmentation

Time Traveler

The first known use of depigmentation was in 1889

See more words from the same year

Statistics for depigmentation

Cite this Entry

“Depigmentation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/depigmentation. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for depigmentation

depigmentation

noun
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

Comments on depigmentation

What made you want to look up depigmentation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!