un·​pig·​ment·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈpig-mən-təd How to pronounce unpigmented (audio) \

Definition of unpigmented

: having no pigment : nonpigmented unpigmented cells unpigmented skin

Examples of unpigmented in a Sentence

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, "Dinosaurs Laid Blue Eggs—And That's a Big Deal," 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, "Can you really get second-degree burns from the sun?," 12 July 2017

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First Known Use of unpigmented

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Unpigmented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpigmented. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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un·​pig·​ment·​ed | \ -ˈpig-mənt-əd How to pronounce unpigmented (audio) \

Medical Definition of unpigmented

: not pigmented : having no pigment

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