pigmentation

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noun pig·men·ta·tion \ˌpig-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen-\

Definition of pigmentation

  1. :  coloration with or deposition of pigment; especially :  an excessive deposition of bodily pigment

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First Known Use of pigmentation

1867


PIGMENTATION Defined for English Language Learners

pigmentation

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Definition of pigmentation for English Language Learners

  • : the natural coloring of people, animals, or plants


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pigmentation

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noun pig·men·ta·tion \ˌpig-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen-\

Medical Definition of pigmentation

  1. :  coloration with or deposition of pigment; especially :  an excessive deposition of bodily pigment



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