pigmentation

[pig-muh n-tey-shuh n]

Origin of pigmentation

1865–70; < Late Latin pigmentāt(us) painted, colored (see pigment, -ate1) + -ion
Related formshy·per·pig·men·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperpigmentation

pigmentation

noun
  1. coloration in plants, animals, or man caused by the presence of pigments
  2. the deposition of pigment in animals, plants, or man
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Word Origin and History for hyperpigmentation

pigmentation

n.

1866, from pigment + -ation. Perhaps modeled on French.

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hyperpigmentation in Medicine

hyperpigmentation

[hī′pər-pĭg′mən-tāshən]
n.
  1. Excessive pigmentation, especially of the skin.

pigmentation

[pĭg′mən-tāshən]
n.
  1. Coloration of tissues by pigment.
  2. Deposition of pigment by cells.
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