pigmentation


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pig·men·ta·tion

 (pĭg′mən-tā′shən)
n. Biology
1. Coloration of tissues by pigment.
2. Deposition of pigment by cells.

pigmentation

(ˌpɪɡmənˈteɪʃən)
n
1. (Biology) coloration in plants, animals, or man caused by the presence of pigments
2. (Biology) the deposition of pigment in animals, plants, or man

pig•men•ta•tion

(ˌpɪg mənˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. coloration, esp. of the skin.
2. Biol. coloration with or deposition of pigment.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pigmentation - the deposition of pigment in animals or plants or human beingspigmentation - the deposition of pigment in animals or plants or human beings
deposition, deposit - the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
2.pigmentation - coloration of living tissues by pigment
coloration, colouration - appearance with regard to color; "her healthy coloration"
chromatism - abnormal pigmentation
melanoderma - abnormally dark skin caused by increased deposits of melatonin
depigmentation - absence or loss of pigmentation (or less than normal pigmentation) in the skin or hair
Translations
تَخَضُّب، تَلَوُّن
pigmentace
pigmentering
elszínezõdésszínezõdés
litarháttur
pigmentácia
renklenme

pigmentation

[ˌpɪgmənˈteɪʃən] Npigmentación f

pigmentation

[ˌpɪgmɛnˈteɪʃən] npigmentation f

pigmentation

pigmentation

[ˌpɪgmənˈteɪʃn] npigmentazione f

pigment

(ˈpigmənt) noun
1. any substance used for colouring, making paint etc. People used to make paint and dyes from natural pigments.
2. a substance in plants or animals that gives colour to the skin, leaves etc. Some people have darker pigment in their skin than others.
ˌpigmenˈtation noun
colouring (of skin etc). Some illnesses cause a loss of pigmentation.

pig·men·ta·tion

n. pigmentación, coloración.

pigmentation

n pigmentación f
References in periodicals archive ?
L-DOPA is a natural by-product of pigmentation and is made in a layer of cells in the back of the eye that functions to promote health and survival of retinal tissues.
Efficiency tests have shown that 90% of consumers who used the products over a 42-day period found that their complexion was more luminous, and existing pigmentation had been reduced.
The clinically proven base regimen is made up of four high-performance products, each formulated to deliver outstanding rejuvenating effects, including significant improvement in the appearance of deep wrinkles, crow's feet, sagging and uneven pigmentation.
patent for a composition that reduces pigmentation in skin.
But the frosty fallows don't have pink eyes like albino mule deer, whose peepers are pink because they have no pigmentation to prevent blood vessels from showing through, Jurek said.
Electron micrographs revealed that these Yeren hairs also exhibit an unusual structure and pigmentation.
According to Sandra Beleza from the University of Porto in Portugal, there is a clear correlation between latitude and skin pigmentation - people who have spent an extended period of time at higher latitudes have adapted to those conditions by losing the skin pigmentation that is common at lower latitudes.
One common thread is the pigmentation issues that Asian Americans often face as after-effects of other dermatologic problems that can be as troublesome as the original condition itself.

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