unpigmented

adjective

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

Examples of unpigmented in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dry, unpigmented, medium-density woods – elm, poplar and cottonwood are some examples – will work well for the spindle and the hearth board. Bradley Duncan, Discover Magazine, 25 Dec. 2023 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

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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 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

unpigmented

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