un·​pig·​ment·​ed ˌən-ˈpig-mən-təd How to pronounce unpigmented (audio)
: having no pigment : nonpigmented
unpigmented cells
unpigmented skin

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Many birds lay white, unpigmented eggs—as do all lizards, turtles, crocodiles, and the only known egg-laying mammals, the platypus and the echidna. National Geographic, 18 Sep. 2017 The first layer of skin eventually peels off, leaving a pale or pink area of unpigmented skin. Dr. Manny Alvarez, Fox News, 12 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpigmented was in 1853

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“Unpigmented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpigmented. Accessed 31 May. 2023.

Medical Definition


un·​pig·​ment·​ed -ˈpig-mənt-əd How to pronounce unpigmented (audio)
: not pigmented : having no pigment
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