hy·​per·​pig·​men·​ta·​tion | \ ˌhī-pər-ˌpig-mən-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce hyperpigmentation (audio) , -ˌmen- \

Definition of hyperpigmentation

: excess pigmentation in a bodily part or tissue (such as the skin) Vitamin C has been reported to inhibit the production of melanin, the stuff that produces not only a tan but also freckles and hyperpigmentation.— Anne Weintraub The presence of nickel can cause a skin rash that leads to hyperpigmentation, or darkening, of the skin.— Jenyne M. Raines

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hyperpigmented \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈpig-​mən-​təd How to pronounce hyperpigmented (audio) , -​ˌmen-​ \ adjective
hyperpigmented skin

First Known Use of hyperpigmentation

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperpigmentation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperpigmentation. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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hy·​per·​pig·​men·​ta·​tion | \ -ˌpig-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen- How to pronounce hyperpigmentation (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperpigmentation

: excess pigmentation in a body part or tissue (as the skin) hyperpigmentation of deep inflammatory acne lesions— Elizabeth A. Abel et al

Other Words from hyperpigmentation

hyperpigmented \ -​ˈpig-​mənt-​əd, -​ˌment-​ How to pronounce hyperpigmented (audio) \ adjective
hyperpigmented skin

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