verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- pigment cell,
- pigmentary retinopathy,
Origin of pigment
Examples from the Web for pigment
The Daily Pic: Are the YBA's prints about the color of pigment, or the color of money?
Had the image been painted on the cloth by a forger, the paint traces of the pigment would have remained on the surface.
It gives the color to the person by means of pigment cells which lie in its midst.
To take the overglaze painting; this may be compared to the canvas of the painter which is covered with pigment.Chats on Royal Copenhagen Porcelain|Arthur Hayden
The darkness of the photograph is due to the massing of the pigment particles.Paint Technology and Tests|Henry A. Gardner
After the pigment is deposited in the web of the feather the color is fast.Our Domestic Birds|John H. Robinson
The root area of his hairs was rather clear of pigment and there was only a fair amount of cortical fusi present.Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Word Origin for pigment
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.