pigmentation

[ pig-muh n-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌpɪg mənˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

coloration, especially of the skin.
Biology. coloration with or deposition of pigment.

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

/ (ˌpɪɡmənˈteɪʃən) /

noun

coloration in plants, animals, or man caused by the presence of pigments
the deposition of pigment in animals, plants, or man

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Medicine definitions for hyperpigmentation (1 of 2)

hyperpigmentation

[ hī′pər-pĭg′mən-tāshən ]

n.

Excessive pigmentation, especially of the skin.

Medicine definitions for hyperpigmentation (2 of 2)

pigmentation

[ pĭg′mən-tāshən ]

n.

Coloration of tissues by pigment.
Deposition of pigment by cells.

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