Had the image been painted on the cloth by a forger, the paint traces of the pigment would have remained on the surface.
The Daily Pic: Are the YBA's prints about the color of pigment, or the color of money?
When the fine superficial membrane of the iris is torn the pigment granules fall out and the cells can now grow and multiply.
To save them from yellow fever, nature gave them pigment and lost them friends.
Many animals live for generations in total darkness before losing their pigment.
"I need to know something about the pigment patches," he said jerkily.
Still, I think he must have had English or Irish pigment in that red hair of his.
Tan also is due to pigment in the skin and is caused by light.
The particles of this pigment appear in various sizes, due, no doubt, to a massing of the particles in the precipitation process.
It is a matter of regret that this pigment is not equally efficacious in oil.
late 14c., from Latin pigmentum "coloring matter, pigment, paint," figuratively "prnament," from stem of pingere "to color, paint" (see paint (v.)). Variants of this word could have been known in Old English (e.g. 12c. pyhmentum). As a verb from 1900. Related: Pigmented; pigmenting.
pigment pig·ment (pĭg'mənt)
A substance used as coloring.
Dry coloring matter, usually an insoluble powder to be mixed with water, oil, or another base to produce paint and similar products.
A substance that produces a characteristic color in tissue.
A medicinal preparation applied to the skin like paint.