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pig·ment

 (pĭg′mənt)
n.
1. A substance used as coloring.
2. Dry coloring matter, usually an insoluble powder, to be mixed with water, oil, or another base to produce paint and similar products.
3. A substance, such as chlorophyll or melanin, that produces a characteristic color in plant or animal tissue.
tr.v. pig·ment·ed, pig·ment·ing, pig·ments
To color with pigment.

[Middle English, spice, red dye, from Latin pigmentum, from pingere, to paint; see peig- in Indo-European roots.]

pig′men·tar′y (pĭg′mən-tĕr′ē) adj.

pigment

(ˈpɪɡmənt)
n
1. (Biology) a substance occurring in plant or animal tissue and producing a characteristic colour, such as chlorophyll in green plants and haemoglobin in red blood
2. (Dyeing) any substance used to impart colour
3. (Dyeing) a powder that is mixed with a liquid to give a paint, ink, etc
[C14: from Latin pigmentum, from pingere to paint]
ˈpigmentary adj

pig•ment

(ˈpɪg mənt)

n.
1. a dry insoluble substance, usu. pulverized, that when suspended in a liquid vehicle becomes a paint, ink, etc.
2. a coloring matter or substance.
3. any of various biological substances, as chlorophyll and melanin, that produce color in the tissues of organisms.
v.t.
4. to color; add pigment to.
v.i.
5. to acquire color.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin pigmentum paint =pig- (s. of pingere to paint) + -mentum -ment]
pig′men•tar′y, adj.

pig·ment

(pĭg′mənt)
1. An organic compound that gives a characteristic color to plant or animal tissues and is involved in vital processes. Chlorophyll and hemoglobin are examples of pigments.
2. A substance or material used as coloring.

pigment

- From Latin pingere, "paint," it is a chemical that absorbs only certain colors from white light.
See also related terms for paint.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
chlorophyl, chlorophyll - any of a group of green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms; there are four naturally occurring forms
bacteriochlorophyll - a substance in photosensitive bacteria that is related to but different from chlorophyll of higher plants
phycobilin - water-soluble proteinaceous pigments found in red algae and cyanobacteria
phycoerythrin - red pigment in red algae
phycocyanin - blue pigment in algae
paint, pigment - a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating; "artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably"
titania, titanic oxide, titanium dioxide, titanium oxide - a white powder used as a pigment for its high covering power and durability
cobalt ultramarine, cobalt blue - greenish-blue pigment consisting essentially of cobalt oxide and alumina
earth color - a colored mineral used as a pigment
mosaic gold, stannic sulfide - a yellow pigment sometimes suspended in lacquer
carotenoid - any of a class of highly unsaturated yellow to red pigments occurring in plants and animals
animal pigment - pigment occurring in animals
cerulean blue - light greenish-blue pigment consisting essentially of oxides of cobalt and tin
chrome green - any of a class of green pigments consisting of chrome yellow and iron blue
Hooker's green - green pigment consisting of Prussian blue mixed with gamboge
chrome yellow - any of several yellow pigments consisting of normal lead chromate and other lead compounds
bister, bistre - a water-soluble brownish-yellow pigment made by boiling wood soot
flavonoid - any of a large class of plant pigments having a chemical structure based on or similar to flavone
Indian red - a red pigment composed in part from ferric oxide which is often used in paints and cosmetics
ivory black - a black pigment made from grinding burnt ivory in oil
Prussian blue, iron blue - any of various blue pigments
Payne's gray, Payne's grey - any pigment that produces a greyish to dark greyish blue
coloring material, colour, colouring material, color - any material used for its color; "she used a different color for the trim"
alizarin, alizarine - an orange-red crystalline compound used in making red pigments and in dyeing
bole - a soft oily clay used as a pigment (especially a reddish brown pigment)
lake - any of numerous bright translucent organic pigments
lake - a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal
orange - any pigment producing the orange color
water-color, watercolour, water-colour, watercolor - water-soluble pigment
retinal, retinene - either of two yellow to red retinal pigments formed from rhodopsin by the action of light
Paris green - a toxic double salt of copper arsenate and copper acetate
sepia - rich brown pigment prepared from the ink of cuttlefishes
porphyrin - any of various pigments distributed widely in living tissues
haem, haemitin, hematin, heme, protoheme - a complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds
haemosiderin, hemosiderin - a granular brown substance composed of ferric oxide; left from the breakdown of hemoglobin; can be a sign of disturbed iron metabolism
ultramarine, ultramarine blue - blue pigment made of powdered lapis lazuli
photopigment - a special pigment found in the rods and cones of the retina
cadmium yellow - pigment of cadmium sulfide and barium sulfate varying in hue from lemon yellow to orange
cupric acetate, verdigris - a blue or green powder used as a paint pigment
ceruse, lead carbonate, white lead - a poisonous white pigment that contains lead
Chinese white, zinc white - a white pigment used in house paints; consists of zinc oxide
2.pigment - any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color
coloring material, colour, colouring material, color - any material used for its color; "she used a different color for the trim"
3.pigment - a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid)pigment - a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating; "artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably"
acrylic paint, acrylic - used especially by artists
antifouling paint - a paint used to protect against the accumulation of barnacles etc. on underwater surfaces
coating, coat - a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"
coat of paint - a layer of paint covering something else
distemper - paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
enamel - a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish
encaustic - a paint consisting of pigment mixed with melted beeswax; it is fixed with heat after application
finger paint, fingerpaint - paint that has the consistency of jelly
house paint, housepaint - paint used to cover the exterior woodwork of a house
oil paint - paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle
semigloss - a paint that dries with a finish between glossy and flat
spray paint - paint applied with a spray gun
water-base paint - paint in which water is used as the vehicle
coloring material, colour, colouring material, color - any material used for its color; "she used a different color for the trim"
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
Verb1.pigment - acquire pigment; become colored or imbued
hue - take on color or become colored; "In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey"
2.pigment - color or dye with a pigment; "pigment a photograph"
color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize, colour - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"

pigment

noun colour, colouring, paint, stain, dye, tint, tincture, colouring matter, colorant, dyestuff a wide range of natural pigments

pigment

noun
Something that imparts color:
Translations
صِبْغ، خِضْبمادّةٌ تُعْطي الجِلْدَ لَونه
barvivopigment
farvestofpigment
pigmenttiväriaine
pigmentfestõanyag
litarefni
pigmentacijapigmentas
pigments
pigment
boya maddesipigment

pigment

[ˈpɪgmənt] Npigmento m

pigment

[ˈpɪgmənt] npigment m

pigment

nPigment nt

pigment

[ˈpɪgmənt] npigmento

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·ment

n. pigmento, colorante, tinte.

pigment

n pigmento
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